SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo Trust plans to start phase two of its $400 million project to transform the Alamo this September.
This phase will establish the pedestrian-friendly Plaza de Valero, which will allow Alamo visitors to enjoy the grounds without worrying about traffic.
Changes expected to be made include raising the existing pavement to close off traffic, building a raised pavilion, and building a drainage and irrigation system.
“We want to preserve the identity and sanctity of that space and then have the rest of the district support and become more of a bridge between the rest of the central business district and the reverent zone,” project architect Natalie Hugentobler said.
As the group prepares for the renovation of the Crockett building, which is being converted to the Alamo Visitor Center and Museum, Alamo Trust staff will be relocated to the Burns Building at 106 Jefferson.
Work on Plaza de Valero is projected to be completed by the end of 2024.