NORWALK \u2014 The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport is moving forward with plans to build a new administrative office building at St. John\u2019s Cemetery, one of the city\u2019s two Catholic graveyards. The Norwalk Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously this month to approve a proposal from the diocese to construct a 1,700-square-foot building at the West Norwalk cemetery. Albert Vasko, an attorney representing the diocese, told the commission that the church needs the modest two-story building to help accommodate the cemetery\u2019s staff of administrators, maintenance workers and other church officials. \u201cCurrently on the site, they have a chapel and a maintenance building,\u201d Vasko said. \u201cThe maintenance building has a small office in it as does the chapel, but it doesn\u2019t really suit the diocese\u2019s needs so they want to construct an office building.\u201d Vasko said the structure will be built with clapboard siding and feature stone veneer at its base. Site plans filed with the city show it will include seven offices, two conference rooms and a bathroom on each of its two floors. \u201cThe building will look like a small residence and it will fit in with the neighborhood,\u201d a diocesan official wrote in the application. Bryan Smith, an engineer hired for the project, said the cemetery\u2019s entrance on Richards Avenue will be reconstructed as part of the proposal. Church officials will also build 10 new parking spaces next to the building to serve staffers and visitors. St. John\u2019s, which stretches across 60 acres, sits just north of Norwalk Community College on Richards Avenue and is adjacent to the Temple Israel Cemetery, a Jewish graveyard. The Catholic cemetery, according to the diocese, is the final resting place for thousands of people from the greater Norwalk area, including two former U.S. congressmen who also both served as mayor of the city. The cemetery features special sections such as the priest\u2019s circle where deceased clergy are interred and the military section where more than 360 members of the armed forces are laid to rest. Last year, Louis S. Doddo, a U.S. Army staff sergeant who was killed by Japanese soldiers during World War II, was buried at the cemetery after his remains were identified more than seven decades after the Norwalk native\u2019s death.