Friday marked the beginning of a long awaited project in College Station. Ground was broken on the Memorial Cemetary of College Station and Aggie Field of Honor.
City officials and devoted Aggies were in attendance to welcome the new project. The construction of the cemetary is an effect of the growth of the city and Texas A&M University. The College Station City Council, in 2005, began land acquisitions for the site which is located on the northwest corner of F.M. 2818 and F.M. 60.
The site plan includes an information center, a retention pond and around 6,000 spaces which will include standard burial spaces (4 feet by 9 feet), columbarium niches, cremain spaces, and infant spaces, all which will spread across approximately 56 acres. Around 20 acres will be specifically designated for the Aggie Field of Honor.
Phase 1 will be approximately ten acres when it is completed. It will be split in half with 5 acres for the municipal cemetery and the remaining acres for the Aggie Field of Honor.
The current cemetary has been reducing in size due to the city's growth. The completion date is scheduled for later this year around November.
For details on plot prices, check out City of College Station's website at www.cstx.gov and click on the Municipal Cemeteries link.