The advisory committee approved the street closures, the new Fiesta parade route, moving the Alamo Cenotaph, managed plaza access for a formal point of entry, an analysis of nearby historic…
The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee on Thursday approved the proposed design for Alamo Plaza’s $420 million redevelopment plan.
The committee’s recommendation moves to the six-member Alamo Management Committee, which will make its own recommendation to the Executive Committee made up of two members, each with veto power: Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Land Commissioner George P. Bush. That vote could happen as soon as next week.
The Alamo Master Plan is being developed under an agreement between the city of San Antonio, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Alamo Endowment. The GLO manages the Alamo and Long Barrack. The city owns the plaza and surrounding streets.
The advisory committee approved the street closures, the new Fiesta parade route, moving the Alamo Cenotaph, managed plaza access for a formal point of entry, an analysis of nearby historic buildings to become an Alamo museum, the Alamo site plan, and a master lease agreement.
One part of that plan is for a museum at the western edge of the plaza where three historical buildings currently sit. They will be analyzed for their historic and structural viability, and a determination will be made about incorporating them into the museum.
Currently, one, all or none of the buildings could be demolished. The Alamo Management Committee has begun the process of hiring consultants for the building analysis and museum design.
This nonprofit endowment is also raising private funds for the project. Meanwhile, work will begin soon on the renovation and preservation of the Alamo church itself.
This story originally published by Strategic Partnerships, Inc.