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Revamped Alamo Plan Takes Another Shot At Winning Public Approval

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A new round of designs for Alamo Plaza plans to turn the historic battlefield and Spanish mission into an open space and pedestrian park. 

The busy urban square in the heart of San Antonio will be expanded through a $450 million project to reimagine the Alamo and the visiting experience. 

Among the changes for review include the closure of traffic for three streets – Alamo, Crockett and Houston. The proposal also calls for the demolition of four nearby buildings for more space and moving the memorial Cenotaph to a place of featured prominence.

What changes are coming for the Alamo and how can the public provide feedback for the planning process? How is the project being managed on the state and local level? 

In what ways will the experience of remembering the Alamo be different after construction is complete?

View a presentation on the Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive plan here. Public meetings on the draft plan for the Alamo redesign are scheduled this week starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • June 18: Darner Parks and Recreation Operations Headquarters, 5800 Enrique M. Barrera Parkway (formerly 5800 Old Highway 90 West)
  • June 19: Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center, 8400 N.W. Military Drive 
  • June 20: Embassy Suites San Antonio at Brooks, 7610 S New Braunfels Ave. 
  • June 21: San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels Ave.

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