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The forthcoming Google tower and other developments are reason to feel optimistic about downtown's future, according to a report issued by the Downtown Austin Alliance on Wednesday. (Rendering by Trammel Crow Company)

Fourteen months into the pandemic, downtown Austin is still reeling from its impact: pedestrian traffic declined as much as 74%, hotel occupancy rates plummeted, at least 10 music and event venues closed permanently, as many as 25% of downtown storefronts are vacant and an estimated 3,000 jobs have yet to be recovered, according to the Downtown Austin Alliance.

But a new report issued by the local nonprofit on Wednesday maps out a road to recovery, aided by major developments such as the Waterloo Greenway urban park system, Project Connect and the South Central Waterfront, just south of Lady Bird Lake; small and local business reopenings; and a plan to house the city's unsheltered homeless residents, many of whom reside in tents along Cesar Chavez Street.

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Austin Police are searching for the suspect of a shooting that left 21-year old Jorian Donte Hardeway dead in downtown Austin early Sunday morning.

APD officers and Austin Travis County EMS found Hardeway with multiple gunshot wounds inside Club Swing on Seventh Street after receiving a 911 call at about 4:15 a.m. Sunday.

Once found, Hardeway was taken to a hospital before being pronounced dead at 4:42 a.m. An autopsy will be performed by the Travis County Medical Examiner to determine the official cause of death.

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