Phase 1 Overview

“Phase I” of the Alamo Plan is the first of many steps towards recapturing the Alamo Battlefield and restoring reverence to Alamo Plaza.

Already, many small changes have begun occurring across the Alamo Plaza, including the installation of security bollards, preservation and archaeology. Included in Phase I are street closures around the Crockett and Menger Hotels, widening parts of Bonham St., landscape design architecture and lighting on the south end of Alamo Plaza from Crockett St. to the Rivercenter Mall, and restoration of the Cenotaph.

Street Closures

The streets on the south and east sides of the Alamo Complex will be closed to vehicular traffic, specifically:

Parts of Bonham St. will be closed for improvements and will reopen. An extensive traffic study has been conducted by Pape Dawson Engineers, and we do not anticipate any significant impact to traffic flow as a result of closing these streets. Street closures are expected to begin in 2021. Emergency vehicles will still be able to access the site.


There are a number of trees in the area of Alamo Plaza where work will begin. In late 2019, the City of San Antonio Arborist and local tree experts closely examined and assessed the health and expected longevity of all the trees. The goal is to maintain as many of the trees as possible.

Archaeological Monitoring

 Archaeological monitoring and any necessary exploration is being conducted throughout the process through the duration of the project.