Who We Are
The Downtown Tucson Partnership, or DTP, is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(6) corporation created in 1998 to implement enhanced municipal services for the downtown Business Improvement District (BID).
To be the catalyst making Downtown Tucson the economic and cultural center of the region -- an inclusive place people want to live, work, and play, and where new ideas flourish.
Downtown Tucson is a downtown for everyone – the region’s eclectic urban hub, where people come to connect, be authentically inspired, prosper, and celebrate diversity.
Five-Year Strategic Plan 2022-2027
Business Improvement District
The Downtown Tucson Business Improvement District, or BID, is a 54 block area comprised of 392 parcel properties in the heart of Tucson's urban core. It was approved and funded by property owners in 1998 pursuant to state statute.
The Downtown Ambassadors, known to many Tucsonans as the “purple people” because of their distinct purple uniforms, provide enhanced maintenance, beautification, business assistance and safety initiatives to the BID. The Ambassadors not only perform a number of maintenance & safety duties, they are Certified Tourism Ambassadors who are encouraged to meet with local business owners, downtown employees, welcome visitors to downtown and provide helpful wayfinding information to all.
Board of Directors
The Partnership’s activities and expenditures are governed by a diverse Board of Directors comprised of downtown property owners and businesses, leaders of nonprofit stakeholders, and representatives of the Partnership’s primary partners, the City of Tucson, Rio Nuevo and Pima County. DTP’s Board has several advisory committees that offer opportunities for the involvement of the general public. DTP welcomes the input of downtown’s diverse stakeholders and the wider community. Board meetings are open to the general public.
The small but dynamic DTP team is agile, enthusiastic and creative in their tireless pursuit to make Downtown Tucson a welcoming, safe and vibrant community for all.
Committees and Councils
The Downtown Tucson Partnership’s Board has several committees and councils, which offer opportunities for the involvement of the general public; we welcome the input of downtown’s diverse stakeholders and the wider community.
View our Committees and Councils →
Downtown Tucson Partnership
100 N. Stone Avenue, Suite 101
Tucson, AZ 85701
Office: (520) 268-9030
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