City Council Approves Downtown Alliance Operating Plan
Last week, the Austin City Council approved the Downtown Austin Alliance’s operating plan for Republic Square. The Downtown Alliance will be responsible for the operations, management, and programming of Republic Square when it reopens.
The square will open in phases beginning in early September when the construction fencing comes down with the great lawn opening this fall. The official grand opening will be celebrated in spring 2018, at which point the square will offer full programming, public restrooms and a café serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Through a unique public-private partnership, the Downtown Alliance, Austin Parks Foundation, and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department partnered to renovate the park and elevate its status once again as an important gathering place in the heart of downtown Austin.
“The revitalization of Republic Square has been years in the making, and the Downtown Austin Alliance is honored to play a significant role in supporting this Austin treasure,” - Dewitt Peart, president & CEO of the Downtown Alliance.