Proposal seeks to build information kiosk at Union Cemetery

Proposal seeks to install information kiosk at Union Cemetery

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Visitors to the historic Union Cemetery at El Camino Real And Woodside Road in Redwood City may soon benefit from a bit more guidance, as there are plans to construct an information kiosk at its entrance.

The plan to build the kiosk measuring 10-feet, 2-inches in height and 7-feet, 7 inches in width is set to be discussed at the the city’s Historic Resources Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for this Thursday, 7 p.m., in City Council Chambers at 1017 Middlefield Road.

Any alteration or improvement to an historic resource — including something as minor as an information kiosk — must be reviewed by the HRAC, which will then make a recommendation to the city’s Planning Commission.

Union Cemetery was designated a California State Landmark in 1967, placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, and designated a Redwood City Landmark in 1989, according to city documents.

The kiosk would be constructed out of wood and the design would include “ornate architectural detailing underneath the gables” in order to blend in with other cemetery structures.