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 >

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 >

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 >