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Plaza Guadalupe: Restoring A Westside San Antonio Landmark For The Public

David Martin Davies/Texas Public Radio


For over two years, the iconic Plaza Guadalupe was fenced off from the community.

Once a vibrant space for neighborhood events, concerns about crime motivated the installation of a chain-link enclosure without City approval in 2016. The plaza is currently open to public and available to rent, but programming is limited.  

Still, the space holds a cultural significance to the West side of San Antonio with potential for growth as a community space. Presidential hopeful Julian Castro recently launched his campaign from Guadalupe Plaza, close to the former San Antonio mayor's beginnings.     

The City of San Antonio has conducted public input meetings to develop a vision for the space's future. 

How can residents activate and revive Guadalupe Plaza and the surrounding area? What would a redesign look like? 


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This interview aired on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.
David Martin Davies can be reached at dmdavies@tpr.org and on Twitter at @DavidMartinDavi