Alamo Redesign Committee seeks Public Input at Series of Meetings

By Morgan Montalvo

WOAI News

As the latest incarnation of the Alamo Complex redesign plan  continues to draw both support and criticism, the redesign committee is  hosting a series of public meetings to solicit citizen input before  moving forward, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Tuesday's meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. at Phil Hardberger Park's Urban Ecology Center. Meetings  also are scheduled for Wednesday and at Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa  at Brooks, and Thursday at the San Antonio Garden Center.

Bryan Preston with the Texas General Land Office says the meetings  will address a number of issues, from opinions about the overall  appearance of the finished redesign product to what to do about access  to adjacent areas via  Alamo Street and a stretch of Houston Street,  both of which span areas where fighting took place between Mexican  troops and the Alamo's defenders in March, 1836.

"These streets run straight through the battlefield," Preston says,  "so there's going to be a conversation about that and a conversation,  too, about what the impact will be on traffic."

He says one traffic proposal involves the re-routing of traffic  over Losoya Street, and the impact of making some one-way streets into  two-way lanes.

Preston says the redesign plan has attracted public comment from across the state.Committee members, he says, are sincere about listening to all opinions about the proposed redesign project.

"This is your chance. This project is a once-in-a-lifetime  opportunity to do right by The Alamo," Preston says. "There have been  master plans that have come and gone in the past: this is it. "This is the time - this is when we're going to do it right."

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