About 50 neighbors, local business owners and public officials gathered at Guadalupe Plaza for the third city-hosted community plática to discuss ways to activate the West Side plaza while maintaining safety.
In mid-September, the University of Texas at San Antonio announced plans to quadruple its downtown campus with new buildings east of the highway, into downtown proper, but also westward toward the historic West Side.
On Saturday, the Avenida Guadalupe Association held its 10th annual Una Noche en la Gloria, a multidisciplinary arts block party on the near West Side.
On Thursday morning, the City Council approved the sale of 4½ acres of Dolorosa street for the multimillion expansion of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s downtown campus on the near West Side.
In an attempt to begin to reactivate Guadalupe Plaza on the near West Side, which has had a fence surrounding it since 2016, the city and a nonprofit contracted to oversee the public space have opened it up once more from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
When they opened in 1941, the Alazán-Apache Courts were a relief from the slum conditions that defined the West Side. A new exhibit called “Los Courts,” which opens Saturday, explores that legacy.