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Local Results in Brief : Rezoning Approved for Cemetery

Inglewood Park Cemetery got voter approval to rezone a 10-acre parcel that the cemetery has purchased and plans to divide, using a portion to expand its facilities and the rest to develop 12 single-family homes.

Ground breaking on the homes will begin in 18 months to two years, said Tonya Gipson, a spokeswoman for the cemetery. Trucks transporting building materials to the site will use roads through the cemetery to reduce disruptions to nearby residents, she said.

The cemetery paid $3 million for the 10-acre Children’s Baptist Home property, 7715 S. Victoria Ave. Gipson said the children’s home has up to two years to relocate.

The western half of the site will be used for cemetery office space, then be converted to burial purposes. A landscape buffer area will separate the cemetery expansion from the new homes, which will sell for about $200,000.

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Proposition AA, which was approved by 77% of the voters, had no substantial opposition and no ballot argument against it.

“We are speechless,” Gipson said of the victory margin. “We had no idea that the people would support this proposition so wholeheartedly.”


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