On Wednesday, the Historic Design and Review Commission approved the final design for Alameda Theater, which includes exterior and interior changes.
An open house Monday included designs aimed at preserving much of the 1949 theater and enhancing it for a new generation of performances and art displays.
As a Chicana artist, I was disappointed to hear TPR would be responsible for some cultural programming at the Alameda Theater.
Both the Light building and the Alameda are located in the urban core, which has seen a recent uptick in office space construction and historic renovations.
The presentation will include new design renderings for Texas Public Radio’s new headquarters at the historic Alameda Theater.
Architects have released preliminary renderings for the renovation of the historic but long-vacant Alameda Theater on West Houston Street.
Participants are encouraged to bring any stories that may have about the Alameda, along with photographs, old performance tickets, or other memorabilia.
The City, Bexar County, and TPR are still in the negotiation and planning phases of a $26.4 million deal that would completely renovate the theater space.
The renovation and construction project will cost $26.4 million, according to preliminary estimates presented to City Council on Wednesday afternoon.
The City and County are finalizing an agreement with Texas Public Radio that will move the nonprofit’s headquarters into the storied Alameda Theater.