In Summer, 2013, PARD engaged the community in the development of a Scope of Work for the Cemetery Master Plan. In September, 2013, PARD issued a Request for Proposals for a Cemetery Master Plan, including a comprehensive tree survey, for all five City of Austin cemeteries. On February 27, 2014, the Austin City Council authorized the award, negotiation, and execution of a contract with AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. to provide cemetery consulting services in an amount not to exceed $207,647.57. In Spring 2014, PARD began the Cemetery Master Plan process to develop a master plan for Austin's five municipal cemeteries.
The City of Austin manages five municipal cemeteries:
1601 Navasota Street
Oakwood Cemetery Annex
1600 Comal Drive
3310 East 12th Street
Austin Memorial Park
2800 Hancock Drive
1204 Springdale Road
Master Plan Process
PARD and the consultant team held five public meetings in 2014-2015 and employed a variety of engagement tools to garner input from the community. In addition to public meetings, engagement tools included stakeholder interviews, monthly newsletters placed in libraries & recreation centers, cemetery signage, media advisories, announcements on social meetings and direct emails to community members.
Board, Commission & City Council Process
Link to actions taken to date by boards and commissions.