Street-Jones Building

In 2004, the Austin Revitalization Association, completed and opened two new retail and commercial buildings on East 11th Street, right across the street from where Mr. Street's offices once stood. In honor of his civic and business leadership, one of the two buildings was named after Mr. Stree...


Urdy Plaza

The left side of the wall begins with the patterns of the costume of a West African ancestral dancing figure. Recalling the “Egungun” masquerade ceremony connects the history of the community to an African ancestry. The pattern then transforms into that of an African American quilt, the bright s...


Runway Underground 2016 Boot Camp

The Austin Revitalization Authority proudly sponsored the 2016 Runway Underground Boot Camp. Artist came together to learn from the top designers and instructors in the industry and the ARA was proud to assist in making this event a success.


Schieffer House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Runway Underground Boot Camp 2016


Sunny Days Dental Open House


ARA Artist Showcase and Open House

The Austin Revitalization Authority (ARA) is a community and economic development corporation celebrating over twenty years of service facilitating residential, commercial, and cultural development as well as historical preservation within the 11th and 12th Street redevelopment area. ARA has also facilitated, sponsored, and co-sponsored many cultural development projects throughout the East Austin community.

Community Outreach

The ARA strives to connect with various organizations throughout the community. 

Click on the graphic above to view all of the ARA’s upcoming community outreach projects….

Upcoming Events

Property Tax Town Hall Meeting @ Conley-Guerrero Senior Activity Center
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for the Annual Property Tax Town Hall meeting on Thursday, May 25, 2017 from 6-8 pm.
Come early and protest your property taxes with on site hearings from 5-6 pm with the Travis County Appraisal District.
For more information, please visit the ARA website at:

Artist Talk With Anthony Edwards @ Herman Schieffer House
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join the ARA and Anthony Edwards as he speaks about his work and the journey that represents each one of his outstanding paintings on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 5-7 pm at the Herman Schieffer House. This event is free and open to the public.


Juneteenth 2017 Young Artist Exhibition @ Herman Schieffer House
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Join us in celebrating the work of young, local Austinites at the Juneteenth 2017 Art Exhibition. This event is free and open to the public and will showcase artist work from the Austin community.