For more than two decades, the Alamo Plaza Project has compiled visitor documents, surveys, petitions, and responses regarding people’s experiences at the plaza.
The initial design of a reimagined Alamo Plaza ignores a deed restriction from 1871 by specifically creating a structural glass interpretive wall.
It seems the Alamo is under siege again. Powerful forces are moving to completely redo Alamo Plaza. Some of their ideas are good, but many more are, frankly, catastrophic.
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.