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 >

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 >

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 >

Alamo exhibit digs into the life and legend of Jim Bowie

San Antonio Express-News - By Deborah Martin

One of the big takeaways from the “Bowie: Man, Knife, Legend” exhibit at the Alamo: James Bowie was not someone to be messed with. “I think that Bowie kind of represents one of the original American action figures,” said Bruce Winders, the site’s curator and historian. “He’s kind of like the bad boy of the… Read more >

Approve, fund Alamo reimagining

San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board

The Alamo master plan, unveiled to this Editorial Board and the public last week, will restore much of the dignity and reverence due a site where precious blood was spilled in a consequential battle for Texas independence — and Mexican sovereignty — in 1836. This was an event of major historical importance — for the… Read more >

First look at proposed Alamo area transformation and projected impact

San Antonio Business Journal - By W. Scott Bailey

After roughly two years of work, stakeholders — tasked with crafting a new master plan for the historic Alamo and the surrounding area — have a clearer picture of what such transformative change could look like. And while it comes with a hefty cost, economic experts believe it will generate significantly more revenue for the… Read more >

Council receptive to Alamo plan

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

A proposed plan for Alamo Plaza that would drastically change the mission and battle site drew support Wednesday from the City Council, set to vote on it next month. In response to Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales’ concerns about use of durable structural glass to replicate outer walls of the historic Alamo’s main courtyard, lead Alamo Plaza… Read more >

Details of Alamo plan revealed

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

New artist renderings and a five-minute video reveal how city and state officials and philanthropists hope to return the Alamo to its full potential as a place of reverence, where visitors will linger and learn of the mission and 1836 siege and battle. The Alamo Plaza master plan includes closure of portions of Alamo and… Read more >

Details in Alamo plan show museum with rooftop garden, canals, closed streets

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

New artist renderings and a five-minute video reveal how city and state officials and philanthropists hope to return the Alamo to its full potential as a place of reverence, where visitors will linger and learn of the mission and 1836 siege and battle. The Alamo Plaza master plan includes closure of portions of Alamo and… Read more >

Proposed master plan for Alamo nearing finalization

News 4 SA - By Zack Hendrick

SAN ANTONIO — Thousands of people are commemorating the siege of the Alamo on Monday, which marked the 181st anniversary of the pivotal battle. But the historic site could look very different in the next couple of years. Right now the city of San Antonio along with the General Land Office, are developing a $300… Read more >