Downtown Tucson Partnership


Downtown Tucson

Downtown Tucson is a Downtown for everyone – an eclectic, beautiful, fun, accessible, pedestrian and bike-friendly district that embraces diversity. It is the Southwest’s premiere urban hub for living, dining, retail, business, art, entertainment, and both historic and contemporary architecture.


Programs & Services

The Partnership is a non-profit corporation that provides enhanced municipal services for the Downtown Business Improvement District. Their services include: 

  • Maintenance and cleaning of the downtown area 

  • Security provided by DTP "Purple Shirts" 

  • Marketing and promotions that elevate downtown events and businesses 

  • Advocacy and relationship building with stakeholders and community members 

  • Economic Development initiatives

DTP can also assist with locating meeting and event venues from small meeting rooms to large, outdoor spaces. The partnership website also provides information regarding downtown locations from dining to historical building and more.

Prerequisites or Exclusions

Service area is geographically limited.

Getting Connected

To stay informed about Downtown events, specials at local Downtown businesses, investment opportunities and everything else you need to be a true Downtown insider, subscribe to the Partnership’s newsletter.

Primary Contact

Kathleen Erikson

Additional Information

The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) recently received the Pinnacle Award from the International Downtown Association (IDA). The award for the DTP Connects homeless outreach program is the industry’s highest honor. Through DTP Connects, in partnership with Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS), 84 individuals experiencing homelessness were connected with housing in three months.

The Washington, DC-based IDA is the premier organization for urban place professionals who are shaping and activating dynamic city center districts. DTP, a member of IDA, is the urban place management organization representing the interests of property owners in Downtown Tucson.

(520) 47- START

PO Box 1214

Tucson, Arizona


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