The magistrates of the Sala IV constitutional court will be making a site visit today to the Cementerio Calvo where the Municipalidad de San José hopes to construct housing for athletes during the Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos in 2013. The land is part of the complex of cemeteries in Sabana este not far from the municipal building and Parque la Sabana.
The cemetery has been used as a potter’s field for the unidentified or those without family who die without funds. Some citizens have objected to changing the use of the cemetery. The case the magistrates are hearing was filed on behalf of a woman named Vilma Isabel Sánchez Castro, according to the Poder Judicial.
The municipality plans to market the housing after the athletes leave.