Remember the Alamo-The Alamo Plaza Master Plan revealed
The public got a first look at the "big reveal" recently for the newly proposed Alamo Master Plan. The Alamo is located in downtown San Antonio and is the city's top attraction. Artist renderings and a five-minute video revealed how city and state officials as well as philanthropists hope to return the Alamo to its full potential and encourage visitors to linger and learn of the mission and 1836 battle.
The Alamo Plaza master plan includes:
- closure of portions of Alamo and Crockett streets to traffic
- conversion of three buildings on the west side of Alamo Plaza to a modern, four-story museum with a rooftop garden and restaurant
- indoor and outdoor displays of footings of the original mission-era walls
- use of durable structural glass to interpret the height of those outer walls. Through the use of the structural glass, visitors would be able see the entire site without obstructing views.
- additional trees, native landscaping, benches and tables will be added to create visitor-friendly areas to dine or relax on the site's perimeter
- a pedestrian promenade connecting the site's historic main gate area as the main entry point leading into the plaza from the south.
The City Council is expected to vote on conceptual approval in May.
Video of the Master Plan: