<div class="message">Sorry, but Javascript is not enabled in your browser!</div>
Search DowntownAustin.org

To receive DANA updates, create a free account here.

To receive full member benefits, join DANA here.

Manage an existing account here.

Follow us on Twitter! Recent Posts

DANA Letter Regarding CodeNext Resolution

2015 01 27 Letter Regarding CodeNext Resolution

W. 6th Street bridge inducted into National Register of Historic Places

Shoal-Creek-023-1024x683

photo by Ted Eubanks

Few of the thousands who traverse each day the West 6th Street bridge over Shoal Creek realize how old it is, or its historical importance to Austin. At 127 years old, it predates the Capitol Building, and when it was hand built in 1887 using local limestone, it opened up west Austin for development and city expansion. The bridge may be one of Austin’s most significant yet unknown historic, architectural and engineering landmarks. For these reasons, it was recently inducted into the National Register of Historic Places, commemorated officially with a plaque dedication ceremony on January 30. To learn more about the Shoal Creek Conservancy’s effort to restore this Austin gem, visit: www.shoalcreekconservancy.org/bridges/

Shoal-Creek-016-1024x673

photo by Ted Eubanks

URBAN CORE HAPPY HOUR

January 2015 UCHH + Annual Meeting
Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 6:00pm-8:30pm
Google Fiber Austin HQ, 201 Colorado St, 78701 (map | transit | parking | B-cycle)

This event is for MEMBERS ONLY! We would also really appreciate your RSVP to ensure we are properly prepared for the right number of people. 

google-fiber-logo

Agenda:
6:00pm – Doors open and Members are invited to grab a drink before the presentation begins.
6:15pm – An few words and an update from our generous sponsor, Google Fiber
6:20pm – DANA General Meeting: Year-in-Review Presentation, 2015 Board Elections, DANA Awards
7:00pm – Urban Core Happy Hour!

This event is for MEMBERS ONLY! We would also really appreciate your RSVP to ensure we are properly prepared for the right number of people.  

Join DANA Here.  Questions about your membership status?  Log in to your account or email info@downtownaustin.org.

Influential: Feedback Needed on Gateway MetroRail Downtown Multimodal Station

rail_station_lmlk

2015 is an exciting time for Capital Metro and the Project Connect partners. We continue to work hard to identify and implement new transportation choices for Central Texas as part of the Project Connect system plan (http://www.projectconnect.com/). In addition to MetroRail and MetroRapid, which are already in operation, we are excited about progress on additional components of the Project Connect plan.

A major opportunity for this year is planning for a new, permanent downtown MetroRail station. As ridership on the Redline continues to grow, the existing Downtown MetroRail Station can no longer accommodate the number of commuters. Platforms are over-crowded, and rush hour trains are standing room only. Additionally, persistent demands for later trains and additional weekend service show the success of the Redline, but also its current constraints.

Last year, Capital Metro received grant funding from federal and state sources to tackle these issues. These funds will allow Capital Metro to buy additional MetroRail cars and ultimately offer more frequent rail service. In addition, the Project Connect System Plan includes additional MetroRail lines serving other parts of our region and terminating at Downtown Station.  Anticipating more riders than ever, we need construct an expanded, permanent MetroRail station to welcome commuters downtown.

Dubbed the Project Connect – Gateway MetroRail Downtown Multimodal Station, this project will be a transformative landmark in downtown Austin, and we need your help in planning it.

We are eager to hear your feedback on project concepts and priorities. Join us downtown for a walking tour and workshop on January 31st, from 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. We’ll begin with tacos and coffee at the current Downtown station, and then take a brief walking tour of the area to highlight current challenges and opportunities. We will then meet at the nearby Marriott Hotel to discuss what we have seen, and though a series of interactive exercises, get your feedback on project priorities.

Please join us on the 31st! If you cannot make it, please register here for an online workshop the following week. Your ideas will help make the Project Connect Gateway station a great new place for transit riders, downtown dwellers, all other central Texans and visitors alike.

Workshop: January 31st, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Downtown Station (4th St, between Red River & Trinity)
Webinar: February 4th, 12-1p.m.
Registration link: http://bit.ly/1xPpTVc

Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. Please provide notice at least two days in advance. Contact (512) 369-6201 or email info@projectconnect.com for more information or to request informational materials in another format.

DANA Position Letters – Imagine Austin Plan and Music and Solicitation

2014 12 10 DANA Letter Imagine Austin Plan

2014 12 10 DANA Letter - Music Solicitation

Page 1 of 3312345...102030...Last »