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.
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.
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.
Known for selling antebellum weapons and restoring centuries-old documents, an iconic part of the Alamo’s historic preservation has officially become a piece of history itself.
Recent Alamo Master Plan updates cite air conditioning and added moisture as contributors to the structure’s deterioration. This is nothing new.
After the stop in San Antonio, the Belgian economic mission will move on to College Station and conclude in Houston on Saturday.