The City of Houston plans to initiate a study of the Pine Lawn Cemetery for space needs.
A Chesterfield firm that specializes in such projects is providing guidance. Since the city first opened the cemetery, times have changed. Some families don’t require as much space for a burial; a small plot is needed for cremains. Some use mausoleums, too.
Eventually, the city’s planning and zoning commission will participate in the project. It met last week to discuss long-range planning and held its first discussions related to the acquisition of property near King Street and Hawthorn Avenue from the Forbes estate. No decisions were reached, and eventually public meetings are planned.
The report was given to the Houston City Council by City Administrator Larry Sutton before a meeting Monday.
It was a short agenda for the council, which continued discussions on an updated city employee manual. Rodney Knuckles, a new optometrist at Walmart Supercenter, also introduced himself.