Proposed Alamo Plaza Master Plan


The Alamo is known around the world as one of the most significant historic sites in America. The thirteen days in 1836 that culminated with the ultimate sacrifice of 189 heroes changed the course of history, leading to the creation of the Republic of Texas, followed by the State of Texas, ultimately defining the geopolitical structure of the Americas. In the aftermath of the Battle, General Santa Anna ordered his troops to destroy as much of the site as possible. This was the beginning of the decline of the historic Alamo compound. Restoring the reverence and dignity of the Alamo is the obligation of our generation and the mission of our efforts. We are committed to re-imagining the site through a visionary plan that captures the imagination of all ages and cultures today, and for generations to come, while reestablishing the sanctity of the site. The Master Plan is based on the highest principles and practices of heritage conservation planning and design, establishing the framework for a self-sustaining and robust entity to provide responsible stewardship into the future. This extraordinary initiative is possible through the creative collaboration of the Texas General Land Office, the City of San Antonio and Alamo Endowment. These entities have come together in a dedicated effort through a unique public / private partnership. This proposed Master Plan presents Preliminary Concepts of the Alamo Master Plan Management Committee, numerous stakeholders, and the Master Plan Professional Team.

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The five Key Concepts of the Master Plan are:

ONE – Restoration of the Church and Long Barracks.

TWO – Reestablishing clarity and order through the delineation of the historic footprint.

THREE – Recapture the Historic Mission Plaza and create a sense of reverence and respect on the historic battlefield.

FOUR – Repurpose the Crockett, Woolworth and Palace buildings into a world-class visitor center and museum that tells the story of the Battle of the Alamo and over 300 years of layered history.

FIVE – Create a sense of arrival to the site and enhance connectivity between the site and other public spaces.

Click below to view or download the Alamo Master Plan as presented to the San Antonio City Council on May 11, 2017.

The Vision


Interpreting the South Wall & Gate – A Sense of Arrival


Recapturing the Historic Mission Plaza


A New Civic Space: Plaza De Valero


A Sense of Enclosure


Alamo Promenade


La Plaza and the Crockett Block


The Structural Glass Concept



Click here to view or download the 53-page Alamo Plaza Master Plan Executive Summary and learn more about the proposed design concepts.