SA Planning Commission, Historic Design And Review Commission Approve Alamo Redevelopment Plan

“The Alamo is the most historic icon in the state of Texas, representing the core values this great state was founded upon, including liberty, freedom and independence. I look forward to the…”


Yesterday, the San Antonio Planning Commission and Historic Design and Review Commission held a joint meeting to discuss and vote on the new Alamo Redevelopment plan.

SA Planning Commission voted 5-1 for the new plan and for the city to start negotiations with Texas General Land Office (GLO) for a 50-year ground lease.

Historic Design and Review Commission voted 8-1 for approval of the conceptual design.

Among the items the new plan calls for, it will include the closure of streets surrounding the Alamo, relocate and repair the Alamo Cenotaph, controlled pedestrian access and new parade route.

“The Alamo and the 1836 Battlefield footprint deserve to be preserved and restored for all Texans to enjoy and understand,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “With over 200 public meetings and presentations statewide, the Alamo plan has been discussed, debated, and extensively reviewed. Without action, the Alamo will eventually crumble into history. The design plan will create a free and open environment for all Texans to enjoy and educate themselves on the history of our Texian and Tejano defenders who fought valiantly for liberty and freedom. The Alamo is the most historic icon in the state of Texas, representing the core values this great state was founded upon, including liberty, freedom and independence. I look forward to the final vote on the lease agreement and street closures by the San Antonio City Council on October 18th. The time to save the Alamo is now.”

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