Final Renovation Plan for the Alamo Plaza Approved
"After hours of fervent public comment from both sides, the City Council today voted 9-2 in favor of an unprecedented makeover of Alamo Plaza, San Antonio’s most famous public space," reports Scott Huddleston.
Included in the approved plan are details like the closure of Alamo Street and a portion of Houston Street to vehicle traffic and repair and relocation of the Cenotaph monument roughly 500 feet south of its existing location. That latter detail is described by Huddleston as the plan's most controversial. Planetizen last checked in with the project at the beginning of September.
The renovation is expected to cost $450 million and be completed in 2040.