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About the Alliance

Ensuring a vibrant, flourishing downtown is the primary mission of the Downtown Knoxville Alliance (DKA). Formed in 1993 as a Central Business Improvement District (CBID), the district encompasses a 0.67-square-mile area and is supported by a special assessment to property owners that is used to make improvements, enhance services and promote downtown. The DKA continually focuses on attracting and retaining a thriving community of residents, businesses and visitors in Downtown Knoxville. 


Membership is limited to individuals, businesses and organizations who own property within the central business district. Bylaws can be viewed here. 


The special assessment district covers approximately .67 square miles in the core of downtown – Volunteer Landing to the Southern Railway tracks north of Jackson in the Old City, and 11th Street west of the Knoxville Art Museum to Hall of Fame Drive. Download a detailed map of the district.