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File #: 17-3132   
Type: Staff Briefing - With Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 5/11/2017
Posting Language: An Ordinance authorizing an extension to the Cooperative Agreement among the City of San Antonio, Texas General Land Office, and the Alamo Endowment Board to provide for design and implementation of the Alamo Master Plan and approval of the Alamo Master Plan and conceptual approval of the following: Closing of Alamo Street from Houston Street to Market Street and Crockett Street from Losoya Street to Bonham; Repairing and relocating the Cenotaph; and the future conveyance to the State of Texas the rights-of-way and parts of Alamo Plaza that are necessary to reclaim the historic Mission Plaza. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager]
Attachments: 1. Amendment 1 - Cooperative Agreement, 2. Alamo Master Plan, 3. Ordinance 2017-05-11-0315
Related files: 18-5641
DEPARTMENT: City Manager's Office

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide


SUBJECT:

Alamo Master Plan


SUMMARY:

Consideration of an extension to the Cooperative Agreement among the City of San Antonio, Texas General Land Office and the Alamo Endowment Board and approval of the Alamo Master Plan and conceptual approval of various components required for design and implementation.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

In 2012, the City completed a concept plan for the Alamo Plaza. The concept plan was developed by Project for Public Spaces (PPS) and made several recommendations for the Alamo Plaza regarding visitor orientation, interpretation, walkability, and activation. Additionally, the concept plan recommended that the City update the 1994 Alamo Plaza Study. The 1994 Study, which also made recommendations for improvements to the Alamo Plaza, provided a framework for the interpretation of the Alamo area with the primary goal of sharing the entire history of the site and its evolution.

On March 6, 2014, City Council established a 21 member Alamo Plaza Advisory Committee comprised of one member appointed by each City Council member and eleven members appointed by the Mayor. The Committee was charged with creating a vision and guiding principles for the redevelopment of Alamo Plaza and updating the 1994 Alamo Plaza Study. The Committee met 15 times, and all meetings were posted and open to the public. Community input was incorporated into the vision and guiding principles, which were approved by City Council on December 11, 2014.

The Advisory Committee also recommended that the City establish a partnership with the State of Texas and develop a master plan for the City-owned Alamo Plaza and State-owned Alamo Complex. On October 15, 2015, City Council executed a Cooperative Agreement among the Texas General Land Office (GLO), the Alamo Endowment Board, and the City of San Antonio for the development of the...

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