In 2021, Kate Rogers had been hired to lead the Alamo Trust, where she had been confronting skepticism about the redevlopment of the Alamo and whether or not results could actually happen. Throughout the past year, there were plenty of problems when the Alamo Cenotaph has been moved out and many rich donors had been removed while plenty of locals stated how the site plans. The project itself had a huge boost on Sunday when the Governor had given in to the big budget. Specifically, when there was a higher budget found in the state’s $321.3 billion in budget, while also allocating for about $400 million in the historic Alamo redevelopment. The Alamo Trust, known as the nonprofit steward, can easily allow significant funds raised for the redevelopment as the budget allocation shows to the state’s very own loyalty to the project.
There are consistent hopes from the private donor POV that many funds would have to be raised for the redevelopment. Meanwhiel, the budget allocation would display the commitment to the project. Within the master plan, the whole cost of the Alamo redevelopment, would total out to about $504 million, that can bring in plaza improvements, as well as street closures, and an artifact collection, as well as a new museum and education centers.
There’s further expenses that load up to that cost with rising construction costs that are way more expensive than $388 million projected in 2021.
As for the project, there’s hopes that the Alamo’s refurbishment is on the way for a grand opening on March 6th, 2027. Only one year after the 190th anniversary of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.
The redevelopment itself has come about thanks to other state funding costs. The redevelopment has been received by about $38 million from the 2017 bond, as well as $24 million from Bexar County throughout the five years for the specific museum.
Alamo Trust has risen in about $50 million in private donations, and plans to bring about $75 million more which in itself shows $50 million for redevelopment costs and $25 million fo an endowment that shows continuing operating expenses, that can relate to on-site educational opportunities and preservation.
There’s plenty of assistance that can be made to preserve the honor held in the Alamo. All of it’s historic structures, would be pre-destined to the World Heritage site in 2015, while accelerating the experience for everyone.