PLAYA DEL CARMEN – The City Council of Solidaridad (Ayuntamiento de Solidaridad) is seeking construction permits for a new municipal cemetery, a civic justice center and a metropolitan park. The request for permits is in the filing stage before SEMARNAT.
According to a list of projects presented before the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), the new cemetery will be located in the area of the municipal courthouse.
The request for permits is in the filing stages with the federal agency, according to the latest list released by the SEMARNAT Ecological Gazette.
Regarding the project of a new municipal cemetery, the agency reports that it is in the first stage of permitting. A change in the use of the land must be made (uso de suelo) for a parcel of land that is currently wooded green space on Jacinto Pat Avenue with Ceiba Street, in the Villamar 2 subdivision. The land is currently characterized as secondary jungle.
Local public administration is planning the construction of a new cemetery, because the current cemetery, located in the Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta neighborhood, is starting to become overcrowded with more than four thousand vertical vault style graves.
The Municipality of Solidaridad currently has two cemeteries. The second is located in the Puerto Aventuras delegation, about 20 kilometers south of Playa del Carmen.
The second project under consideration is the construction of the civic justice building. This will be located on the same three hectare parcel of land proposed for the new cemetery location. The project will include the paving of the streets in that area.
Finally, the city council has also proposed the construction of a Metropolitan Park to be erected in the vicinity of the El Petén and Ciudad Mayakoba subdivisions. All these projects, if approved, will be the responsibility of the next municipal administration to complete.