Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) provides multiple resources and programs to support downtown businesses. To be eligible for these opportunities, businesses must be located within the downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and the property owner must be up to date on BID payment.
Our purple-shirt ambassadors work around the clock seven days a week keeping the sidewalks within the BID clean and safe. They report to non-emergency calls from businesses, remove litter from sidewalks, remove weeds and debris, remove biohazards, abate minor public facing graffiti and stickers, and more. Each of our team members is a Certified Tourism Ambassador, providing information on downtown to visitors, all while keeping downtown safe and clean.
The Downtown Merchants and Retail Council (MRC) is a group of active business members in Downtown Tucson that includes owners, operators and staff of retail, restaurants, shops, hotels, services, museums, theaters, bars and offices. Attend these quarterly meetings and engage with your business community. I
In addition to the regular quarterly meetings, the MRC is affiliated and involved with two taskforces: The Business Engagement Team and the Safety Summit.
Does your business accept the Downtown Tucson Gift Card? Make sure to train your front-line staff on how to easily accept this form of payment. Contact us to receive a printed card you can keep near your register with the easy steps on how to accept.
DTP 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 maintaining hundreds of planters, cleaning the sidewalks and much more.
In collaboration with various Tucson nonprofits, Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) is making an effort to assist people experiencing homelessness.
Right now through a partnership with La Frontera, individuals experiencing homelessness receive on-site interviews and assessments provided by a dedicated community engagement specialist. A DTP Ambassador accompanies the La Frontera specialist in a DTP Connects mobile unit. The assessment determines whether the individual has completed a Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization and Decision Assessment Tool (VI SPDAT). To be eligible for supportive housing, a client must first complete the VI SPDAT. The mobile unit continues to make contact with individuals every Wednesday.
Downtown Tucson Partnership lists all parking options within the downtown core, maintaining the most up-to-date parking information in coordination with Park Tucson, Pima County and other privately owned garages/lots. Link our Parking page to your website or social media to show your customers where to park.
Park Tucson is the City of Tucson's Parking Manager managing all on-street parking, multiple parking garages and lots, on-street permit parking, and parking enforcement of all on-street public parking and within Park Tucson managed facilities/lots. Contact Park Tucson at (520) 791-5071 or ParkTucson@tucsonaz.gov.