When you think about a cemetery, you rarely think controversy. People don’t mind having one in their neighborhood. Cemeteries are relatively quiet, as neighbors go, and they’re unobtrusive.
However, a funeral home, at least in the minds of some folks in Arlington Heights, IL, is a very different prospect. There, a funeral home with hopes to move its business near a cemetery in that town has neighbors complaining.
The primary reason people are complaining is that they say the funeral home is “a constant reminder of death,” according to a local news story. Locals are also worried, however, that overflow traffic from the home would wind up blocking the narrow street that it will be located on. Some homeowners are concerned about flooding problems, or about how the funeral home’s presence would affect their housing values.
The Arlington Heights Village Board will have to give final approval before ground is broken on the new funeral home.
Filed Under: Funeral Industry