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." "

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