Congress Avenue is Austin's and Texas' main ceremonial street, providing a grand boulevard between the Capitol and Lady Bird Lake. It is a distinctive place that we encourage people to go to, not just pass through.
Upcoming Community Engagement
Two events will take place on June 2 and June 3. For full details about times and activities, please visit our calendar event.
Our Congress Avenue Survey
We want to know how and when you use Congress Avenue, and what your vision is for its future.
In early April 2017, the City of Austin, in partnership with the Downtown Austin Alliance, hosted two community meetings for the Our Congress Avenue Launch. At these meetings, the public had an opportunity to speak to staff and consulting experts, learn about the project, explore the history of the avenue, provide thoughts and ideas and to learn exciting ways to stay involved.
Over the next nine months, outreach effort will continue to gather input about the future development of Congress Avenue. Tools to be used include: meetings, interviews, focus groups, online mediums and interactive events.The strategy will allow stakeholders to participate as their interest allows and is designed to give every Austinite and Texan a voice in the process.
The City of Austin, in partnership with the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and various community stakeholder groups, is developing a new vision for Congress Avenue. This new vision will provide direction for an urban design initiative, which will inform plans for future improvements to Congress Avenue. It will also include preliminary engineering.
Design began in early 2016, and City staff are currently soliciting feedback from local businesses, residents and the city of Austin at large to determine project scope and design features.
This project is made possible with funding from the City's 2012 bond program.
The boundaries of the project are generally located on Congress Avenue north of Riverside Drive to the Capitol.
Phone: 512-974-7132 Email
Phone: 512-974-7972 Email