The Alamo Master Plan Committee should bring a simplified proposal to City Council for approval on May 11.
To be a vital destination for everyone, it is equally important to have Alamo Plaza be a welcoming civic space as it has been for the past 200 years.
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.
How to make Alamo Plaza a more historically representative site and keep it as a vibrant public gathering place for locals and visitors is the challenge.
Our city relies on tourism, but that doesn’t mean we should forget that it is ours. We don’t need to put Alamo Plaza behind glass to make it more sacred.
City Council reviewed the renderings and an economic impact report of Alamo Plaza’s redevelopment Wednesday.
The opportunity for reflection on history is at the core of the Alamo Master Plan, which is slowly working its way toward a first draft this summer.
The Alamo funeral pyres have long been forgotten and the land covered by buildings with no regard for the sites that should be considered sacred.
The Alamo Master Plan, which was presented to City Council Wednesday and is slated for completion in late May 2017, would include several dramatic changes.
The average visitor spends just 10 minutes in an out of the Alamo. The master plan team aims to change that.