The Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) is excited to announce that Dewitt M. (“De”) Peart will become the president and CEO of the organization effective Feb. 2, 2015. Peart replaces Charlie Betts who is retiring after 18 years of service with the organization.
The Paramount and Stateside Theaters have announced their Summer/Spring 2015 season, featuring a diverse variety of performers including Jane Lynch, Smokey Robinson, Aimee Mann and Billy Collins, Don Rickles and Regis Philbin, and more!
Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is right around the corner and St. David’s Episcopal Day School is having an Open House for the Kindergarten/First Grade class on Wednesday, January 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Photo courtesy of Shoal Creek Conservancy
Starting next week, the CodeNext Code Advisory Group will initiate a series of working groups to dig deeper into concepts directly linked to the land development code revision.
Rendering courtesy of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates/Waller Creek Conservancy
The MetroRail Red Line, Capital Metro’s 32-mile commuter rail service from downtown Austin to Leander, is bursting at the seams. Since launching in 2010, ridership has quadrupled, rising over 225% in the last three years alone. Trains are often at standing-room only during rush hours.
Help us give a warm downtown welcome to our newest park vendor, King & Country Food Co. in historic Wooldridge Square at 900 Guadalupe St. They are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. offering food for breakfast and lunch as well as espresso-based drinks.
As part of the events marking the inauguration of Greg Abbot and Dan Patrick as governor and lieutenant governor on Tuesday, January 20th, there will be a parade up Congress Avenue, from the Ann Richards Bridge
Lone Star Rail District is asking for public participation in upcoming meetings throughout the Central Texas region.
The DAA office will be closed Monday, January 19, 2015 in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 20. The next issue of This Week in Downtown will come out that day as well.
Beginning Monday, January 12, San Jacinto will be reduced to one travel lane between East 4th Street and East 2nd Street. The reduction, which is related to the East 3rd Street Improvement Project, will be in place until the end of February.
The Austin Parks Foundation’s biggest city-wide volunteer event, It's My Park Day will be held Saturday, March 7, 2015. Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city.
Conversion of Brazos Street from one-way northbound to two-way began today, Monday, January 12. Work will consist of restriping and signal modifications starting at East Cesar Chavez and working north to East 6th Street. Crews will be on site between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Land Institute Austin for a conversation about developments along Waller Creek and the Downtown Eastern Corridor. Learn what is happening in this area including the new UT Dell Medical School, Innovation Zone, Waller Creek Conservancy, and Lady Bird Lake.
The DAA would like to welcome the Senators and Representatives from across Texas back to Austin for the 84th Legislature.
As reported by Jan Buchholz of the Austin Business Journal, Constructive Ventures, which plans to redevelop the former Austin Energy Control Center at Third Street and West Avenue, has a new partner — Austin-based Aspen Heights — and formally named the residential condo tower project "Th
On Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. the newly elected Austin City Council and Mayor will be sworn in. The ceremony will be held at Austin City Hall.
Austin B-Cycle, the community’s bike share program, is celebrating its one year anniversary of system activation. B-Cycle, a national company working in more than 40 cities, opened the first Austin station Dec. 21, 2013 and had a record-breaking first year of service in town.