The Downtown Owners Association was established in 1982 by a group of property owners who recognized the need for an organized group to protect their interests in downtown San Antonio.
DTOA was a principle partner with the City of San Antonio and VIA in the TriParty Project streetscape improvements, and created a public improvement district to pay for the private property owners' participation in the successful effort.
In 1994, the membership restructured the organization, broadening their involvement and the categories of membership to become the Downtown Alliance. In 2013, the name was changed to Centro Alliance, which is part of the family of organizations of Centro San Antonio.
In 2016, the membership model will transition to an even more inclusive model that offers investment options for students, individuals, businesses, corporate partners and custom bundled proposals for our most significant investors who might also be interested in event sponsorship and offering charitable support to our mission.