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File #: 19-7637   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning and Community Development Committee
On agenda: 10/14/2019
Posting Language: Briefing on the implementation of the Alamo Plan [Douglass McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, The Alamo]
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DEPARTMENT: City Manager's Office


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-Wide


SUBJECT:

Alamo Plan Update


SUMMARY:

A briefing on the Alamo Plan


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

On October 15, 2015, City Council executed a cooperative agreement among the Texas General Land Office (GLO), Alamo Endowment Board, and the City of San Antonio regarding the Joint Master Plan for the Alamo and surrounding area. The Agreement outlines the roles and responsibilities of each party as well as the management and oversight structure for the master plan's development and adoption. The Agreement created a six member Management Committee that includes two representatives from each entity. Councilmember Roberto Trevi?o and City Manager Erik Walsh represent the City of San Antonio. The Agreement also created a two member Executive Committee of the Mayor of San Antonio and the Commissioner for the General Land Office.

The Cooperative Agreement identified the Vision and Guiding Principles developed by the Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee as the foundation for the master plan. The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee includes 26 members appointed by the Mayor, City Council, or General Land Office and 4 technical advisory members representing industry organizations. The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee was established to create a framework for the Alamo Master Plan and provide feedback to the Management Committee on its implementation.

The Management Committee selected Preservation Design Partnership (PDP) in association with San Antonio-based Fisher Heck Architects and Grupo De Dise?o Urbano (GDU) of Mexico to lead the Alamo master planning process. On May 11, 2017, City Council unanimously approved the Alamo Master Plan, which consists of five key concepts:
1. Restoration of the Church and Long Barrack.
2. Delineation of the historic footprint.
3. Recapture the Historic Mission Plaza and create a sense of reverence and resp...

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