The City of San Antonios Historic and Design Review Commission (HDRC) voted 7-4 Wednesday to implement phase one of the massive redevelopment of Alamo Plaza, a plan that includes relocating the Alamo Cenotaph as well as street, landscaping, and hardscaping improvements.
Plans to dismantle, restore, and relocate the Cenotaph was approved by the HDRC, Planning Commission, and City Council in October 2018.
HDRCs vote also approved the removal of the Lady Bird Fountain, built in 1974, and a 1976 bandstand in Alamo Plaza, changes intended to help make the area more in keeping with its historical environment.
The massive Alamo Plaza overhaul developed by the City, GLO, nonprofit Alamo Trust, and Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee through a series of public meetings calls for the Cenotaph to be repaired and moved about 500 feet south of its current location so the monument wont block views of the church.
The estimated $350 million to $450 million plan is slated to be largely funded through private donations that would be raised by the Alamo Trust.