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Agreement between San Antonio Mayor And Bush Brings Alamo Plaza One Step Closer

Lease agreements need approval and the San Antonio City Council still has to vote

An Alamo Ranger stands guarding one of Texas' most important landmarks.
An Alamo Ranger stands guarding one of Texas’ most important landmarks.

Alamo Plaza is one step closer to a complete redevelopment after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush signed Tuesday a formal resolution agreeing to changes to The Alamo grounds. 

The master plan calls for closing streets around The Alamo, creating a museum, and relocating the Cenotaph monument that honors defenders to another spot in the plaza.

The relocation has generated some public opposition to the plan.

Bush said the signing is the end of three years of public and committee meetings. “It’s time now for all Texans to come together regardless of our background,” the Land Commissioner noted, while adding: “We’ve had our say. But now it’s time to move forward with the master plan.”

Mayor Nirenberg says the master plan honors The Alamo’s nearly 300 year old history, including the 1836 battle. “We must appropriately, respectfully and reverently honor these brave souls whose blood stains the soil beneath our feet,” the Mayor said.

The signatures are a major step but, nevertheless, not the final one in the plan. Lease agreements need approval and the San Antonio City Council still has to vote on the master plan.

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