Urgent: Contact City Council to Oppose Amusement Park Behind Alamo

The Society is joining with the Alamo Trust, Inc. to ask City Council NOT to approve amusement/theme park zoning for 902 E. Houston Street, just two blocks east of the Alamo.  While the 200-foot high Ferris wheel proposed for this location may meet the letter of the law regarding the Alamo viewshed (cannot be seen from a certain point on the ground in front of the Alamo church), it will clearly be visible from the upper floors of the new Alamo museum and other locations in the World Heritage Alamo site.  This is neither the environment nor the experience the City and State have been working hard to create for visitors to Alamo Plaza.

Please contact City Council before 2:00 PM, Thurs, May 2, 2024 to oppose the rezoning.  If council does not deny the request, a giant observation wheel will rise behind the Alamo.

City Council Zoning and Land Use Session

The City Council will hold its Zoning and Land Use meeting in the Norma S. Rodriguez Council Chamber in the Municipal Plaza Building located at 114 W. Commerce Street.  The meeting starts at 2:00 PM.

Members of the public can comment on items on the agenda. To e-mail comments or sign up to speak, visit www.saspeakup.com.

  • Click on Meetings and Events and select the meeting you’d like to participate in (City Council Zoning and Land Use Session).
  • Click on the Comments icon and scroll to select the Agenda Item. Currently, the agenda item is #5 – 902 E. Houston Street, ZONING CASE Z-2024-10700042 S. These agendas sometimes change item #’s, so please make sure you are on the correct zoning case when requesting to speak or submitting comment.
  • Fill out the comment boxes to email OR click the button at the bottom of the page to request to speak.
  • NOTE: Speaker registration closes 15 minutes before the start of this meeting.
  • Questions relating to these rules may be directed to the Office of the City Clerk at (210) 207-7253.

Individuals signing up for public comment may register for VIA bus fare or parking validation at www.saspeakup.com. VIA bus fare or parking at City Tower Garage (located at 100 Blk N. Main) will be provided to individuals who request the assistance. Staff will provide VIA bus fare passes and parking validation tickets in the lobby of City Council Chambers.

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