Alamo Area Construction News - November 3

November 3, 2023
Map of Alamo area construction week of November 3, 2023

We wish to provide you with the latest updates regarding the ongoing construction efforts at the Alamo. Our commitment to both broadening the construction boundaries and adapting vehicular and pedestrian pathways remains steadfast. We sincerely thank you for your continued understanding and support as we press forward with the Alamo Plan.

Adjustments to Vehicular Access: Starting from November 1, 2023, there will be a pause in vehicular movement on Alamo Plaza from Commerce St. to Crockett St., as well as Crockett St. from Alamo Plaza to Losoya St. This temporary change is projected to last until July 1, 2024. We're aware of the potential inconvenience this may cause, but believe it's a necessary measure to ensure construction proceeds safely and efficiently.

Modifications to Fencing and Pedestrian Routes: On November 6th, a protective fence will be established around the Texas Cavalier Education Center, covering the southern section of the Alamo Gardens and the passage between the Menger Hotel and the Alamo. However, pedestrian movement between the Alamo and the Menger Hotel will remain unhindered.

Moreover, as of November 1, 2023, we will be enhancing the fencing around the Mission Gate, Lunette, and the surrounding Plaza de Valero area.

For visitor safety and ease of movement:

  • 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 RiverCenter Mall vicinity.

Alamo Cenotaph Update: We are honored to announce a forthcoming Structural Integrity Investigation for the historic Alamo Cenotaph, set to begin November 13, 2023. This effort is pivotal to protect, assess, and ensure the monument's continued significance, where it stands, for future generations. As a testament to our commitment, the Alamo Cenotaph will be preserved in place, maintaining its location and historical context. Detailed updates and visuals related to the investigation can be accessed via our website.

Arched stone entrance leading to Alamo Arcade

Extended Hours for Greater Access:
Please note the eastern pathway segment that utilizes the Alamo Arcade, will be operational from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week beginning on November 17th. It is currently accessible from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
(Pictured right)

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