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Hearing set on Alamo Plaza street closures

September 18, 2018

Signs have gone up around Alamo Plaza announcing that a public hearing on proposed street closures in the historic plaza is tentatively set for Oct. 18, but could be delayed.

Closure of portions of Alamo, Houston and Crockett streets to traffic within the historic area once enclosed by outer walls of the Mission San Antonio de Valero and 1836 Alamo compound is a key element of a planned overhaul of the plaza. It would make room for an interpretive area, with outdoor exhibits and interpretation, complementing a new Alamo museum on the west side of the plaza. The changes are part of a public-private project to expand pedestrian space in the plaza by 2024.

The hearing would take place at 9 a.m. before the City Council.

The earliest a public hearing could be held by the council is Oct. 18. But that date is contingent on consideration by the city’s Historic and Design Review Committee and Planning Commission, and a negotiated long-term lease agreement between the city and the Texas General Land Office, custodian of the state-owned Alamo complex.

“In the event these three conditions are not met in time for an October 18th public hearing and City Council consideration, the notices will be changed to accommodate the revised schedule,” the city said.

Scott Huddleston is a staff writer in the San Antonio and Bexar County area. Read him on our free site, mySA.com, and on our subscriber site, ExpressNews.com. | shuddleston@express-news.net | Twitter: @shuddlestonSA

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