Many committee members had not seen the research before Tuesday, and several members asked to see the reports on paper so they could better advise those in charge of the redesign.
When it comes to Alamo Plaza, we should be able to find a solution we can all at least accept and be proud of for decades to come.
A group of developers critical of the design elements proposed for the multi-million-dollar Alamo Plaza redevelopment scheduled a private meeting Wednesday in an effort to discuss alternative designs with the Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee.
One out of every five visitors to the Alamo doesn’t actually enter the historic Spanish-colonial mission, according to a travelers’ survey.
The Alamo hearings certainly included people interested in the thoughtful redevelopment of Alamo Plaza, but voices of reason tended to be lost in the noise.
San Antonio, compared to most North American cities, is rich in layers of history, and in no place are there more layers than Alamo Plaza.
The San Antonio Conservation Society, with the help of a local architect and a neighborhood advocate, have created a paper-and-online petition to gather support for a plan to redevelop Alamo Plaza without “barriers” like closed streets, walls, railings, and gates as recently proposed by designers.
State officials and one historically minded celebrity unveiled seven bronze models of the Alamo Monday morning, which are situated on the sidewalk between the site’s long barracks and the nearby cenotaph.
Designers and officials will host the first public input meeting about the latest plans to the redevelop Alamo Plaza on Monday night, but attendees should not expect their voices to be literally heard.
Following these meetings and additional ones in July, the Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee may adjust its plan based on feedback.