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Alamo Master Plan Thrown Into Disarray

Remember that $450 million plan to renovate The Alamo in time for the 300th anniversary of the battle? It's in trouble.
September 30, 2020, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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A decision by the Texas Historical Commission will block a key piece of the $450 million master plan to renovate The Alamo Plaza site in San Antonio.

"The Texas Historical Commission's vote to deny a request by city and state leaders to move the Alamo Cenotaph has thrown a $450 million plan to redevelop the site and its surrounding area into uncertainty," reports W. Scott Bailey.

"The plan was to move the Cenotaph south of the Alamo toward Commerce Street as part of a broader redesign of the area to include developing a new Alamo museum and visitors’ center," adds Bailey. 

The Cenotaph was erected in 1936 to honor those who died during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.

The article includes numerous soundbites from officials and elected officials representing the sity, the state, and The Alamo. The Associated Press also picked up the news of the Texas Historical Commission's vote.

For more background on the $450 million master plan for the revitalization of The Alamo, see previous earlier articles shared on Planetizen.

  • A First Look at the Alamo's $450 Million Master Plan (April 2017)
  • Alamo Plaza Revitalization Takes Small, Controversial Step Forward (September 2018)
  • Final Renovation Plan for the Alamo Plaza Approved (October 2018)
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Published on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in San Antonio Business Journal
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