SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio City Council unanimously approved the Alamo Master Plan.
“The next phase is really hiring the architects, hiring the designers and the landscapers who will do the detail design,” said Becky Dinnin, the executive director of the Alamo Endowment.
Dinnin said crews will be closing down parts of the city streets.
“These are limestone buildings. It’s been 300 years. There’s a lot of water, a lot of rising damp. There’s also a lot of vibration from the traffic that rolls by here every day,” Dinnin said.
The approval from the City Council includes the closing of Alamo Street from Houston Street to Market Street and the closing of Crockett Street from Losoya Street to Bonham.
The council also approved the repair and relocation of 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.
The project is getting funds from the two propositions that passed in the May 6 election. Proposition 1 allocated $13,736,000 for streets and Proposition 3 allocated $7,300,000 for the Alamo area plaza.
“The Alamo Endowment, the private entity will need to raise around $200 million plus,” Dinnin said.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be more than $400 million.
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