Overview - 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. Additionally, the DMD also services the Tax Increment Revitalization Zone #3.  The Downtown Management District is responsible for providing enhanced cleaning, beautification and safety services, develop and improve the district, market and promote the district, events and businesses and address critical issues that affect the success of the District and greater Downtown area on behalf of our stakeholders and the community.


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Marina Arts District

The Marina Arts District is the rebranded neighborhood that the Downtown Management District is based on. The District is 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.  In 2015, DMD led stakeholders through a branding process naming this destination as the Marina Arts District while retaining DMD to refer to the organization and the programs and services we provide.

On the edge. At the center.


Greater Downtown Corpus Christi

Reinvestment Zone
The Downtown Reinvestment Zone was created in 2008 and is a geographic based economic development tool that provides incentives and funding for revitalization services. The geographic region includes:

  • SEA District
  • Marina Arts District
  • Uptown District
  • Waters Edge District


Designated Cultural District in 2016

Downtown Corpus Christi is recognized as the heartbeat of the City’s art, culture, music and culinary scene and is anchored by a rich collection of cultural, art, entertainment and recreational venues and hotels that attract visitors and residents alike. The 36th cultural district in Texas, Downtown includes a number of unique, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods that are a short walk or 5-minute drive from each other including: 

  • North Beach
  • SEA District
  • Marina Arts District
  • Uptown District
  • Waters Edge District
  • Medical District

Advisory Council 

The DMD’s Advisory Council is a group of Regional Corporate anchors who contribute financial resources to leverage property owners levy and public funding for revitalization. Investors understand the role that revitalization plays in the economic and social success of a community.  The following companies are members of this elite council:

  • Downtown Pioneer – SOLD OUT – Port of Corpus Christi
  • Downtown Pacesetter – SOLD OUT – AEP Energy, Stellar Energy
  • Downtown Pillar – Valero, Voestalpine. H-E-B, Nueces County Commissioners
  • Downtown Patron – American Bank, San Jacinto Title, Kleberg Bank, Fulton Coastcon General Contractors

To learn more about the DMD’s Advisory Council, click here.

Merchant Association

The Downtown Merchant Association a collaborative working group of more than 40 restaurants, bars, shops, hotels, art businesses and professional service businesses that pool resources to increase sales and enhance the Downtown experience by:

  • Collectively marketing the Downtown destination to the local market
  • Hosting events
  • Addressing issues that affect Downtown merchants, restaurants, bars and hospitality businesses

To learn more about the DMD’s Merchant Association, click here.