who we are - Marina Arts District in Corpus Christi, TX


Who We Are

The Corpus Christi Downtown Management District (DMD) is the organization that manages the Marina Arts District. DMD, established in 1993, is a professional Downtown Management District representing property owners and stakeholders within the area bounded by Kinney Street to I-37, and Lower Broadway to the Corpus Christi Marina L and T-Heads. In 2013, the property owners voted to renew the district through 2023.

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Our mission is to create a successful, vibrant bayfront/seaside Downtown District and positively impact the greater Downtown area by proactively and strategically working with our partners to:

  • Provide enhanced cleaning, beautification and safety services.
  • Develop and improve the District.
  • Market and promote the District.
  • Address critical issues that affect the success of the District and greater Downtown area on behalf of our stakeholders and the regional community.
The District and Greater Downtown Area are anchored by a bayfront, beach and marina, parks and culture, and sports, convention, and hospitality venues. It is the government, corporate and office center of the region. Residents, office workers and visitors enjoy local restaurants, vibrant night life and music scene, art galleries and museums, and many water activities. Special events and cultural festivals draw thousands annually. It’s central location with easy access by highway or local streets and close proximity to the airport make it easy for residents and visitors alike to access. Many artists, young professionals, empty nesters, students and service workers call it home.
A growing pipeline of new commercial and infrastructure projects are ushering new momentum enhanced by one of the fastest growing regions in the country. The District and Greater Downtown Area feature a growing tourism industry and new entertainment destinations. More restaurants, bars and live music venues are opening. Attendance at cultural venues, special events and festivals continue to grow. Demand for living Downtown has led record occupancy rates and is attracting new residential projects.
A sparkling Downtown by the sea anchored by a beautiful bay front and marina, leading corporations, premier restaurants, hotels and cultural venues, exciting cultural events and festivals, growing residential population and a thriving arts, live music and entertainment scene attracts thousands to visit, live, work and play.
  • Create a Clean, Safe Beautiful and Accessible District
  • Develop and Improve Downtown
  • Market and Promote The District, The Businesses and The DMD Organization
  • Build a More Effective, Visible and Proactive DMD Organization
  • Create, Manage and Build DMD (Organization) Events and Promote and Support District Events

On the edge. At the center.

Reports and Plans

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Programs and Initiatives

DMD strives to maintain the highest level of cleanliness to create a welcoming environment for visitors and a vibrant location for business to thrive. To accomplish this, DMD utilizes a four-member, customer friendly Clean Team that works seven days a week picking up litter, removing graffiti, sweeping streets and sidewalks, and painting street fixtures. Each Clean Team member is a certified tourism ambassador and helps visitors with questions.
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Many thanks to AEP Texas for
powering our street and other electrical powered equipment.

Maintaining a clean District takes the help of our partners and the general public. We would like to thank the members of the Safety and Cleaning Partnership. Stop and say hello, offer encouragement, or report a problem.

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DMD, in coordination with the Corpus Christi Police Department, is vigilant in providing a safe District resulting in low incidences of crime and positive perceptions of safety. DMD has created a number of partnerships with City of Corpus Christi, private sector businesses and corporate anchors to create this safe environment which include:

Safety Ambassadors:

DMD has two safety ambassador who are certified tourism ambassadors that patrol the District on Segways, acting as “eyes and ears” of police, and providing customer-friendly assistance to visitors. Stop and say hello when you see our team!

Off Duty Police Bike Patrol

DMD utilizes of pool of 18 bike patrol police officers who are certified tourism ambassadors and are paid to patrol the Greater Downtown area in their off-time. They act as a visible, customer-friendly police presence that can provide assistance to visitors, make arrests and address public safety issues.

Safety Partnership:

DMD has created a partnership with Corpus Christi Police Department and the private sector to better coordinate safety resources, improve communications and meet regularly to proactively address safety issues. If you are interested in joining the Safety Partnership please contact Alan Albin

We would like to thank our sponsors for providing resources to DMD, enabling the organization to pursue its mission and provide programming and services to our District.

Port Corpus Christi
AEP texas
American Bank
Flint Hills Resources
Nueces County Commissioners
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Alyssa Barrera Mason

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Activity Reports

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