Alamo Area Construction News - December 1

December 1, 2023
Map of Alamo area construction week of December 1, 2023

We are thrilled to update you on the recent progress in the construction project at the Alamo. Your continual understanding, patience, and support have been instrumental in moving forward with the Alamo Plan, and we are grateful for it.

Vehicular Access Adjustments: Since November 1, 2023, there has been a halt in vehicle traffic in the Alamo District from Commerce St. to Crockett St., and on Crockett St. from Alamo Plz. to Losoya St. This temporary alteration is expected to continue until July 1, 2024. We understand the potential inconvenience this may cause and assure you that this is a crucial step for the safe and efficient progress of the construction.

Pedestrian Route and Fencing Changes: Since November 6th, we have installed a protective fence around the future Texas Cavalier Education Center, enclosing the southern part of the Alamo Gardens and the pathway between the Menger Hotel and the Alamo. However, pedestrian access between the Alamo and the Menger Hotel remains uninterrupted.

Additionally, from November 1, 2023, we have enhanced the fencing around the Mission Gate, Lunette, and the Plaza de Valero area.

For Visitor Safety and Convenience:

  • A designated pedestrian lane will run from North to South on Alamo Plaza, and East to West on Crockett St., outlining the western boundaries of the Alamo District.
  • To the east of the Alamo District, another pedestrian route will initiate near the Menger Hotel, stretching North to South. This path, close to the Menger Hotel, will lead directly through the Alamo Arcade, ensuring a seamless connection from Alamo Plaza to the River Center Mall vicinity.

Extended Hours for Greater Access:
The eastern pathway segment through the Alamo Arcade is now open daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. This schedule commenced on November 17th and will continue seven days a week for your convenience.

Red banner with arrow to show direction of Alamo Plaza Shops and Restaurants


Wayfinding Signage: To assist with navigation around the Alamo District, we have placed wayfinding signage throughout the area. These signs are designed to guide  pedestrians efficiently around the construction zones. More signage will be installed next week to further enhance the ease of navigation for all visitors and community members.

Alamo Cenotaph Update: The Structural Integrity Investigation of the historic Alamo Cenotaph began on November 13, 2023. This crucial step is aimed at protecting, assessing, and ensuring the monument's long-term significance and presence. In line with our dedication, the Alamo Cenotaph will be preserved in its current location, maintaining its historical context. For detailed updates and visuals related to the investigation, please visit our Cenotaph Live Cam.

Arched stone entrance leading to Alamo Arcade
Scaffolding around cenotaph to provide protection during investigation
Alamo Church illuminated at night with a Christmas tree in the plaza

Supporting Local Businesses:
In partnership with the City of San Antonio, signs are being placed to promote local businesses in the affected area, ensuring visitors remain informed that these establishments are still operational and accessible.
Safety and Accessibility
The safety of our community, visitors, and team members remains our top priority. We sincerely thank you for respecting these safety measures and refraining from entering restricted zones. 
Your Valued Input
Your insights and suggestions have proven invaluable to us. We're dedicated to keeping you informed every step of the way, and we welcome your input in refining our communication process. If you know of any additional contacts who should receive our weekly updates, please don't hesitate to let us know. Your support in keeping our community well-informed is greatly appreciated.
Staying Connected
As we move forward with our construction endeavors, we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns you might have. We're here to address any inquiries and provide you with the information you need. Your enthusiasm and patience inspire us, and we're excited to continue this journey together.
Thank you once again for being part of our community's progress. We look forward to the day when these enhancements will further enrich the Alamo and downtown San Antonio experience for generations to come.

Jonathan Huhn 
Communications Director
Alamo Trust, Inc.
(210) 293-6064

Emily Baucum
Public Relations Manager
Alamo Trust, Inc. 
(210) 669-0282