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Downtown Bound
City to Lease Downtown Lots to Residential Developers
"...everything like that. To wit, the city council's new Downtown Initiative, in which Watson (especially) has fixed his considerable..."

Nov. 28, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

City Hall Hustle: Downtown CUREs
Epic Downtown plan continues, and the devil's always in the zoning details
"..."Waller Plan" – the grid system that forms Austin's Downtown core – in 1839. A few months later, the..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Red River Clubs Grapple With Downtown Homelessness
Beggars, hustlers, and dealers make you wonder how Downtown music keeps from going under
"...people who don't make their living scrounging for music Downtown from club to club. Venue owners and club workers..."

Feb. 3, 2017 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Putting Together the Downtown Puzzle
A closer look at Mayor Adler’s proposals to solve (and pay for) Downtown conundrums
"...Mayor Steve Adler's complex strategy for a Downtown investment plan has plenty of tentative and moving parts,..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Council: Downtown Puzzle or Rubik’s Cube?
Dais division brewing over hotel tax spending, tourism industry
"...he’s hoping he can salvage funding for an ambitious “Downtown Puzzle” solution despite doubts from his colleagues...."

Aug. 28, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Playback – Agents of Change: Downtown Clubs vs. Downtown Hotels
Can clubs and hotels coexist in Downtown Austin?
"...Westin Downtown Austin General Manager Kris Carlson didn't return a call..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Downtown Plan: Town Hall Meeting Tonight
Density Bonus and Affordable Housing Plan
"...Don't miss the Downtown Austin Plan Density Bonus and Affordable Housing Public Town..."

May 18, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Jambalaya Festival Moves Downtown
Hip-hop bill relocates from the Backyard to the Austin Music Hall
"...Jambalaya Festival scheduled for the Backyard has been moved downtown to the Austin Music Hall...."

May 17, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Saving Small Business Downtown
"...would take fees the city levies on major developments Downtown – fees that have often gone uncollected as the..."

Dec. 27, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Downtown Puzzle: Live on Red River
Mayor’s plan envisions a brighter future for Downtown clubs
"...the Red River Cultural District, which spans five blocks Downtown and boasts a musical history dating back to the..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

One Dead, Five Injured in Concurrent Downtown Shootings
Separate incidents break out as bars closed Sunday morning
"...the lookout for a man accused of opening fire Downtown on Sixth Street just after bars closed Sunday morning,..."

July 31, 2016 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Comedy: Standup Downtown
The varied lineup made for an unpredictable show
"...The eclectic SXSW Comedy Standup Downtown showcase Monday night covered a lot of ground, featuring..."

March 12, 2019 SXSW Post by Ashley Moreno

Downtown Coffee Shops for the Tired Tribune Festivalgoer
Or maybe you’re hungover from all the late-night political partying
"...and multiple lengthy sessions call for a caffeinated drink. Downtown Austin offers a wide selection of coffee shops that..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Chron Events Post

Stargayzer Fest Moves Downtown
Our city's newest festival brings it home
"...fest? The queer extravaganza, happening Sept. 12-14, is moving Downtown...."

July 30, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

What's New in Downtown Austin for Formula One 2013?
New restaurants, cocktails, renovations, menus to check out
"...Things have been buzzing in Downtown Austin since the last time the international crowd descended..."

Nov. 15, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Fire at the Sheraton Downtown (Updated)
Austin Fire Department is on the scene
"...Reports from Downtown are saying the Austin Fire Department is on the..."

March 10, 2013 SXSW Post by Monica Riese

Pondering Downtown Condos
Frequently Asked Questions
"...2012 or so. Burns said his market stats for Downtown Austin show that 776 new condominiums were completed and..."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Downtown's Tall Order
Where can we put 20,000 new residents?
"...Austinites startled by the height of the latest downtown residential towers – now shooting up with bamboolike propulsion..."

June 23, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Downtown's Promise
"...Austin last week as R/UDAT team leader to ponder downtown revitalization...."

Oct. 3, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Downtown Austin Plan
The city unveils its Downtown Plan in progress
"...As Downtown grows and evolves, can the city's urban heart become..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Deconstructing Downtown
The Economy Sneezes -- and Austin's Central Business District Catches a Cold
"...and a stack of agendas for a meeting with downtown neighborhood representatives. They had hoped to put the best..."

April 20, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Downtown Dominoes
The headlines are about Block 21 and Seaholm, but the long-term questions are about what the city of Austin should be
"...common at the time, Mayor Kirk Watson proclaimed a Downtown Initiative – the city's first venture into public-private partnership..."

April 9, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Downtown Austin Plan: Why Do It?
At least three council members question cost
"...a time of economic gloom and city budget-slashing, the Downtown Austin Plan was almost a casualty last week. When..."

March 20, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Downtown Density Dreams
Politicos announce city resolution to hire consultants to develop a Downtown Austin Plan
"...City Council resolution to hire consultants to develop a Downtown Austin Plan aimed at turning those parking lots, and..."

Dec. 23, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

No Parking Garage, Says Downtown Crowd
The proposed Convention Center garage finds few friends, and even trips over a city official's own testimony.
"...in their dogged effort to secure a block of downtown property for a new Convention Center parking garage and..."

Aug. 23, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Downtown by Design
Downtown design guidelines provide a blueprint for the future of the central city.
"...the City Council embarked on Version 1.0 of its Downtown Initiative, one of the package's many features was a..."

Dec. 24, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Downtown Condos: What's Up?
Developers deliver the lowdown on the economy and the future of Austin's new high-rises
"...The Downtown skyline of any city is its most public face,..."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Downtown Austin Is Getting a Fresh Coat of Museums
"...officially scrapped its plans for a new museum in downtown Austin that was to be built by the renowned..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Arts Feature by Sam Martin

Hotel Project Sparks Downtown Skirmish
A proposed hotel complex at Eighth and Congress has had a particularly dramatic saga en route to Council
"...of Monopoly fame when discussing his opponents, calling out Downtown real estate heavy-hitters Thomas Properties and Tom Stacy as..."

Jan. 18, 2013 News Feature by Elizabeth Pagano

Silicon Labs to Move Downtown, Out of Watershed
Company's decision to move was partly due to concerns about expanding in environmentally sensitive terrain
"...move out of the Barton Springs watershed and into downtown...."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

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