Alamo Area Construction News - October 27

October 27, 2023
Map of Alamo area construction week of October 27, 2023

We're reaching out to share developments regarding the ongoing construction efforts at the Alamo, encompassing both the expansion of the construction footprint and alterations to vehicle and pedestrian access. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support as we continue to work on the Alamo Plan.

Expansion of Construction Footprint:
To propel the Alamo Plan and realize our collective vision for this landmark, we are expanding the construction zone within the Alamo District. This step is pivotal in achieving the success of this transformative project for downtown San Antonio.

Temporary Vehicle Access Changes:
From November 3, 2023, vehicular access will be temporarily halted on Alamo Plaza from Commerce St. to Crockett St., as well as on Crockett St. from Alamo Plaza to Losoya St. This restriction is estimated to remain in place until July 1, 2024. While we understand the inconvenience this might bring, we're confident it's essential to conduct the required construction tasks both safely and productively.
Fencing and Pedestrian Pathways:
On November 6th, fencing for the Texas Cavalier Education Center will be set up, encompassing the southern portion of the Alamo Gardens and the corridor between the Menger Hotel and the Alamo. It's crucial to note that pedestrian access between the Alamo and the Menger Hotel will be unaffected.
On November 3, 2023, fencing in the Mission Gate and Lunette, and Plaza de Valero surrounding area will also be increased.
To maintain the safety and convenience for all visitors:

  • A pedestrian pathway will span North to South on Alamo Plaza, and East to West on Crockett St., bordering the western side of the Alamo District.
  • On the Alamo District's eastern side, another pathway will commence from the Menger Hotel area, going North to South. This pathway, in proximity to the Menger Hotel, will connect to the Alamo Arcade, creating a direct route from Alamo Plaza to the RiverCenter Mall area.
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