The Alamo Plaza redesign will no longer feature a big glass wall

KENS 5

It appears the controversial glass wall proposed as part of the Alamo Plaza redesign plan has been shelved. “I just think it’s a terrible idea,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff about the proposed wall around Alamo. Wolff met with Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush a week ago to express his views. “Then the… Read more >

New CEO tapped for Alamo

San Antonio Express-News

By Scott Huddleston The Texas General Land Office and nonprofit Alamo Endowment have selected a new CEO for the Alamo while backing off plans to keep the controversial vertical glass walls at both ends of the plaza in the master plan for its makeover. Douglass W. McDonald, a Cincinnati museum consultant who served as an… Read more >

Alamo getting upgrades, changes

San Antonio Express-News- By Scott Huddleston

The San Antonio City Council made a historic decision this year when it approved a seven-year plan for Alamo Plaza, a busy urban space that once was the main courtyard of an early Spanish mission and fortified compound at the center of a famous 1836 battle for Texas independence. Under a nearly two-year-old agreement with… Read more >

City Council approves Alamo Master Plan

La Prensa- By Christina Acosta

City Council approved the Alamo Master Plan last Thursday to restore the Alamo Church and Long Barracks all to tell the story of the nearly 300-year old Alamo. The May 11 vote marked the beginning of the next phase of the project, including the selection process for architect firms for the Plaza and Alamo Museum…. Read more >

San Antonio City Council Approves Restoration Plan for the Alamo

Meetings & Conventions- By Sarah J.F. Braley

The San Antonio City Council unanimously approved the Alamo Master Plan that will restore the Alamo Church and Long Barrack, and possibly close streets around the mission to traffic. A 135,000-square-foot visitor center and museum with a rooftop garden and restaurant overlooking the historic site also is part of the project. “This unanimous vote by… Read more >

Alamo “Master Plan” Takes Another Step Forward

KTSA- By Bill O'Neil

The “Re-imagining of the Alamo” takes a big step forward. San Antonio City Council has given a thumbs up to what City Manager Sheryl Sculley described as a blueprint for what’s to come. “Today we are presenting to City Council a framework for moving forward on the Alamo project” Sculley said, adding “This is not… Read more >

New plan for the Alamo approved by San Antonio city council

CBS Austin

The San Antonio city council approved plans on Thursday to move forward with a new master plan for the Alamo. The plan, which was approved unanimously, calls for restoring the church and long barracks on the Alamo grounds. The current structure of the church is failing. The new design will also outline the historic footprint… Read more >

Master plan approved for redevelopment of Alamo Plaza

KSAT 12

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio City Council on Thursday approved a master plan for the redevelopment of Alamo Plaza. The plan includes several key aspects, including permanently shutting down traffic at Alamo Plaza from Houston Street to Market Street, and on Crockett Street from Losoya to Bonham. The cenotaph in front of the Alamo… Read more >

City Council approves new plan for the Alamo

Fox 29

SAN ANTONIO – Thursday, the City Council unanimously approved a conceptual plan to make the area around Alamo Plaza a more fitting place to honor the heroes of the battle and make it a better place for tourists and locals to visit. Thursday’s approved plan would restore the church and long barracks. City leaders say… Read more >

Voters Say Yes To San Antonio Bond, Providing Funding For 180 Projects

Texas Public Radio - By Shelley D. Kofler

San Antonio voters on Saturday overwhelmingly gave a green light for $850 million dollars in bond projects.  Now the City has 5 years to complete them. The 2017 bond – or loan- will draw down another $350 million in private, county, state and federal money.  More than half of it will pay for streets, bridges… Read more >