The Importance of a Master Plan
Cemeteries are developed unlike most other land uses. While commercial or residential projects are often planned in phases, the completion of those phases usually takes place over a generation or two. Cemeteries, conversely, may progress to a “build-out” over a hundred years or more. This long timeline spans many administrations and often a variety of viewpoints, priorities and visions. In that environment, a master plan is crucial in maintaining a course.