Newport Delays Decision on Cemetery Plans

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The Planning Commission has postponed until March 9 a decision on allowing Pacific View Memorial Park to expand its graveyard, a move that would require revision of the city's General Plan.

Specifics of the plan have been in the works for more than a year, with neighboring residents objecting to anything that would put mausoleums in view from many homes.

Long-range plans to expand the facility date to the early 1970s, but those plans were not specific about the location of new buildings.

The planned expansion does not involve extending the boundaries of the cemetery, but would include adding community and family mausoleums, a garden crypt, a maintenance building, garage and sales office, a crematorium and roads to access the new buildings and grave sites.

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