What We Do
DTP implements a number of enhanced municipal services for the downtown Business Improvement District (BID). The enhanced services include clean and safe initiatives, beautification, economic development initiatives, marketing, placemaking, and advocacy for projects and resources that support a vibrant and sustainable downtown.
1. Clean & Safe:
Our Downtown Ambassadors and Clean & Green Team make downtown clean, safe, welcoming and beautiful for all.
2. Beautification & Greenscape:
Downtown Tucson Partnership landscaping initiatives can be seen throughout the downtown streets, sidewalks and parks providing color and greenery year-round. We make our community beautiful, pleasant and safe by adding quality street furnishings to our parks and sidewalks.
3. Downtown Accessibility:
Make it easier to get into and around Downtown.
4. Business Recruitment and Retention:
Recruit key businesses and venues that respond to the Downtown market needs including those of residents, employees, businesses and tourists. Provide support services and education to help existing businesses improve and thrive.
5. Marketing & Promotions
Market existing businesses, events, parks, available spaces, and business opportunities. Promote an enhanced, vibrant image of Downtown.
6. Resource Development, Finance and Planning:
Strengthen the organization’s financing, staff, board structure and organizational development and growth.
7. Residential and Mixed-Use Development:
Implement and support aggressive housing and mixed-use development effort.
8. Relationship Building:
Strengthen our relationship with merchants, property owners, developers, neighborhood groups, historic preservationists, City, County, Rio Nuevo, University of Arizona, stakeholders and partners.
9. DTP Connects:
Through a partnership with Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS), individuals experiencing homelessness receive services and are placed in homes and shelters utilizing the Housing First model. Onsite interviews and assessments are provided by a dedicated community engagement specialist via a DTP Connects mobile unit, which makes contact with individuals every weekday.