Plan Calls For Cemetery To Serve As Park

Developers in Ozark, Illinois have incorporated a historic cemetery into a downtown revitalization project, hoping to create usable open space for the community.

"Bo Hagerman, co-owner of development company Hagerman New Urbanism, envisions a landscaped cemetery with "more of a park and open space feel."

"It's basically an old country cemetery," he said. "We're going to 'nice' it up. We'd like to put landscape around and a fence with wrought iron to give it some mystique."

If done right, City Administrator Collin Quigley believes the cemetery will add historical value to the overall project.

"It could be a really attractive feature. There's a lot of history here." "

Full Story: Cemetery part of revitalization

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 9 different cities.
$22.00

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.
$36.00