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$450 Million Alamo Plan Proposes Big Changes to the Historic Site

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Details of a plan for changes to the Alamo have recently been released by the Alamo Endowment and General Land Office, which manages the historic Texas entity. The City of San Antonio would see some permanent changes resulting from what officials overseeing the plan have deemed a $450 million facelift.

Under the proposed revisions to this Texas Hill Country treasure, the Alamo’s historic plaza would triple in size, closing some streets, and resulting in the demolition of at least four downtown buildings. It would also include the installation of a 60-foot monument.

$450 Million Alamo Plan Proposes Big Changes to the Historic Site

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Plans include changes to the landscaping as well, lowering it in some places by more than a foot, to bring it to the level at which it would have been during its ultimate 1836 battle. There is also a strategy to move the existing Cenotaph monument approximately 500 feet away from the existing facility. The overall focus, according to officials, is said to be one of “reverence and respect” at the site. It’s been reported that public hearings regarding the plans will be held later in June, at which opinions can be voiced and taken into account. According to reports, the San Antonio city council could be looking at preliminary project approval as early as the fall of 2018.