The Diocese of Charlottetown appointed LEES+Associates to develop a concept cemetery master plan and cemetery business plan for a new cemetery on farmland located approximately 10km to the north of Charlottetown. The Diocese is expected to run out of traditional in-ground burial capacity at its existing cemetery within the next five years.
Concept Cemetery Master Plan
A range of cemetery landscape styles were explored, including axial formal designs, before the LEES+Associates and Client team determined that a memorial parkland style cemetery design was the most suitable option.
Key features of the design included:
- A cemetery driveway system with loops allowing for phased development of the cemetery;
- A future celebration hall/ flexible use building;
- A memorial parkland of grass, specimen trees and woodland;
- A full spectrum of interment and memorialization options including cremation
Cemetery Business Plan
This plan will ensure that the Diocese will have the resources required to effectively meet the future interment and service needs of its parishioners for the next 50 years.
The Business Plan includes an Atlantic Canada Price Benchmarking Study, Cash Flow projection and Care Fund assessment as part of a comprehensive cemetery planning process. It outlines a defensible, robust path towards long term sustainability of the Diocese’s cemetery system and outlines an implementation plan to optimize the transition to the sustainable operations and financial practices.
Client/Location:Diocese of Charlottetown/ Charlottetown, PEI (2018)
- Concept Cemetery Master Plan
- Cemetery Business Plan
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