The Alamo Master Plan Committee should bring a simplified proposal to City Council for approval on May 11.
Landscape architects play a large role in shaping the future of our city.
The Alamo Master Plan will finally create a respectful environment for an American icon while creating civic spaces worthy of a great city.
What the new “Reimagine the Alamo” master plan fails to recognize is the 150 years of history after the Alamo and what this history has meant to our city over time.
The developing master plan for the Alamo Plaza redevelopment project has been a controversial point of discussion in the community over the past few weeks.
If City Council approves the Alamo Plaza redesign, it would disregard the Secretary of the Interior’s guidelines concerning reconstruction of the south wall.
The presence of more than 300 citizens at a Tuesday evening meeting was a testament to people’s strong feelings about anything to do with the Alamo.
Staff did not recommend final approval of the submitted designs as several characteristics strayed from those of other historic homes in the district.
The site is currently home to several industrial buildings that will be demolished for the four-story development.
Plans for the building include 100 hotel rooms, a street-level restaurant, and a river-level double-height bar and lounge.