The Tallahassee National Cemetery Phase 1 project was a design-bid-build new National Cemetery project that was completed in 2017 for the Department of Veterans Affairs for a cost of $28.5 million. The project includes the development of 95 acres complete with civil infrastructure.
The project also included a Public Information Center / Administration Building, Maintenance Building, Honor Guard Building, two Committal Shelters, and a Flag Assembly area. The project included an “Early Turnover (ETO)” which allowed the cemetery to start operating while the balance of the project was being completed. The ETO included civil infrastructure, temporary facilities, crypts, and a functional GPS/GIS tracking and location system.
The project included a complex well and pumping system for irrigation as well as a complete irrigation system. The project also included a 1,920 niche columbarium structure, memorial walls with 672 Plaques and 3,200 preplaced crypts, a headstone beam with HS inserts at private burial plots, 1,200 urn crypts, and an ossuary was installed. The project also included a GPS/GIS system, decorative site walls and ornamental fencing, stone caps at columbarium/memorial walls/site walls, roads, parking and walkways, site utilities including water, sewer, gas, electric and phone, storm-water management areas, turf placement and maintenance, lawns and landscaping, and perimeter fencing. The project achieved LEED Gold standards/certifications.