PO Box 839966
San Antonio, Texas 78283
On March 6, 2014, City Council passed an ordinance approving a process, strategy, and next steps for the development of a comprehensive master plan for Alamo Plaza and the surrounding area, to include the establishment of a 21 member Alamo Plaza Advisory Committee. The 21 member committee is comprised of one member appointed by each city council district and eleven members appointed by the mayor, which include 3 tri-chairs and 8 members representative of the following categories:
The Committee was charged with updating the 1994 Alamo Plaza Study Committee Report and Recommendations; creating a vision and guiding principles for the redevelopment of Alamo Plaza and the surrounding area; assisting in the development of the scope of work for a request for qualifications (RFQ) for the development of a comprehensive phased master plan; and in providing general oversight of the development of the master plan.
The Committee began meeting on May 9, 2014, and all meetings have been open to the public to attend and observe. The first six meetings, which completed on June 10, were to gather information on the different perspectives, historical information, current operations, guidelines, and relevant plans pertaining to Alamo Plaza and the surrounding area. Through a series of work sessions that began on June 23, 2014, the Committee worked to formulate recommendations for updating the 1994 plan. They also drafted a vision and guiding principles to guide the master planning process for Alamo Plaza and the surrounding area. On August 26, 2014, the Committee held its first public meeting in which community members were invited to provide feedback on the Committee’s progress through facilitated conversation and work sessions.
The Committee presented its recommendations to the Quality of Life Committee on October 21 and to City Council B Session on November 12, 2014. On December 11, 2014, City Council adopted the recommended updates and revisions to the 1994 Alamo Plaza Study Committee Report along with the vision and guiding principles (the Alamo Area Experience Plan Update). City Council further authorized city staff to proceed with the request for qualifications (RFQ) process for the development of a Master Plan. Click here for the ordinance, the Alamo Area Experience Plan Update, and the Scope of Work for the RFQ. The Committee is not anticipated to meet again until after a master planning team is selected in mid 2015.