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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 is 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. The first six meetings, which completed on June 10, 2014, 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 has been working to formulate recommendations for updating the 1994 plan and drafting a vision and guiding principles. All Alamo Plaza Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public to attend and observe. 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.
At the end of this process, the committee will first submit its recommendations to City Council at the October Quality of Life meeting before proceeding to a City Council B Session in November. The committee’s proposed updates and revisions to the 1994 plan along with the vision and guiding principles and a request to proceed with the request for qualifications (RFQ) process will be presented to City Council in late 2014.
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