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 >

Reimagine the Alamo Unveils Proposed Master Plan Design

SAN ANTONIO – After nearly two years of intense work, the Alamo Master Plan Management Committee, which is comprised of representatives from the Texas General Land Office, the City of San Antonio, and the private Alamo Endowment, unveiled detailed design renderings of the proposed master plan for the Alamo Complex and surrounding area. The spectacular… Read more >

Alamo Master Plan Presents Key Concepts

(SAN ANTONIO, TX) – The Alamo Management Committee and Alamo master planner Dr. George C. Skarmeas with Preservation Design Partnership, LLC presented the first round of master plan concepts in a B-Session meeting of the San Antonio City Council. The intent of the Alamo master plan is to improve the visitor experience at the historic… Read more >

Alamo Archaeology Team Discovers Evidence of Adobe Brick Wall

SAN ANTONIO – On July 22, 2016, the archaeological team that is conducting a study of the Alamo complex grounds discovered remains of an adobe brick wall approximately 58 cm (23 inches) below the flagstone surface, near the location where historians presume the west wall of the Alamo complex was built. The adobe is very… Read more >

Alamo Master Plan Launches Archaeology Study of Alamo Grounds

On June 29, the Alamo Management Committee briefed the San Antonio City Council during its B-Session on the progress of the Alamo master planning process and announced the start of the research and discovery phase of work that will involve a systematic archaeological study of the Alamo complex grounds – the first such study to… Read more >

Preservation Design Partnership Selected to Lead Alamo Master Plan

Preservation Design Partnership (PDP) has been selected to lead the Alamo master planning process. The principals of PDP bring unique experiences from their past work on projects such as Independence Hall, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Virginia State Capitol. Led by nationally recognized thought leader George Skarmeas and preservation architect Dominique Hawkins, PDP will… Read more >