Design Group Chosen for Alamo Plans

A design group from Philadelphia will lead the Alamo Complex Master Planning.

The City of San Antonio and State of Texas announced Thursday that Preservation Design Partnership will lead the planning.

“This is going to be the master planning firm,” The Alamo Endowment’s Gene Powell said. “It’s going to look at the entire Alamo complex, look at the city around the complex, and determine how we redesign and re-image this site.”

Powell called it a big step for the partnership between the city and the state.

The planning timeline: “60% complete by November, 100% complete by probably April” of 2017.

Powell said construction could start in late 2017 and hopefully be done before the City of San Antonio’s Tricentennial the following year.

“What I personally envision is a place that anybody can come to and identify with a story here,” District 1 City Councilman Roberto Trevino said. “Somebody comes here they can say ‘wow this is truly a historic spot’ and that they know where they are standing.”

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