For about the past two years, a special Alamo Committee has been working earnestly on a master plan to restore the historic mission and give visitors a better sense of what it looked like at the time of the 1836 battle. Currently, Texas' most treasured historic buildings are in desperate need of repair and sit humbly in the heart of San Antonio surrounded by Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Tomb Rider 3D, the Guinness World Records Museum, T-shirt vendors, souvenir shops and bustling city streets.
The master plan by the General Land Office and Commissioner George P. Bush would ultimately restore reverence and dignity back to the Alamo. The Master Plan proposes that preservation work begins this year, preserving the buildings as they are today so that that future generations can visit and remember.
I believe there is a lot of misunderstanding about the master plan. For example, no recommendation or proposal has ever been made to change the name. The Alamo will always be called “the Alamo.” I would never support a master plan that did not respect the Texas' legacy and traditions of The Alamo. That being said, we do need to ensure that the proper oversight is in place and the process is completely transparent to ensure that the finished project is something that we can all be proud of. I would encourage you to visit this website to help clear up any misunderstanding of precisely what the Master Plan for the Alamo entails.