Center City Development & Operations Department
Alamo Master Plan

The Alamo in the morning.

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 Historic District and the Alamo Complex. 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 established the Vision and Guiding Principles developed by the Alamo Plaza Advisory Committee as the foundation for the Master Plan and expanded the Committee’s membership.

The Management Committee selected Preservation Design Partnership (PDP) to lead the Alamo master planning process. From March 2016 to May 2017, the Management Committee and PDP conducted extensive community outreach to ensure that the Alamo’s many stakeholders had ample opportunity to share ideas.

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 respect on the historic battlefield.
  4. Repurpose the Crockett Block, Woolworth and Palace buildings into a world-class visitor center and museum that tells the story of the Battle of the Alamo and over 300 years of layered history.
  5. Create a sense of arrival to the site and enhance connectivity between the site and other public spaces.

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Interpretive Plan

In December 2017 the Alamo Master Plan Management Committee announced the selection of PGAV Destinations to lead development of the Comprehensive Interpretive Plan and design of Alamo Plaza. The team also includes Reed-Hilderbrand landscape architects and Cultural Innovations museum and cultural heritage consultants. The team will build on the Master Plan’s five key concepts to develop an interpretive plan for the Alamo site and museum and design for Alamo Plaza and surrounding areas. The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee continues to meet and provides feedback on development of the Comprehensive Interpretive Plan.

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