Michael Barnes and DAA Brainstorm E 6th Street

Just found this column from Statesman’s Michael Barnes discussing what is [or isn’t] happening on E. 6th Street.  This is a topic that Downtown Austin Blog is very familiar with. [part 1, part 2, part 3]. One thing is certain: Sixth Street needs help. The historic landmarked buildings have been neglected to the point of ruin. The crowds are becoming more violent.  Drugs are available on nearly every corner and alley.  The music has left and gone to Red River.   There are millions in untapped tax revenues from a lack of services/goods for residents, visitors, and day time patrons in general.


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  1. This is so true. The city is wasting tax revenue and spending more to beef up police protection. Force the owners to upgrade the venues so that there is more to 6th street than bars, it could be a great daytime cafe life for downtown Austin.

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