On the Frontier of Service
Pikes Peak National Cemetery will serve more than 90,000 veterans, their spouses, and eligible children in Southern Colorado. With other state and national cemeteries almost 100 miles away, and quickly filling up, the cemetery is a welcomed addition for those who deserve an honorable final resting place.
The LA Group, as cemetery site designer, is helping bring Pikes Peak National Cemetery to life in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This 374-acre national shrine will feature views of the Front Range and the Rocky Mountains and is designed to mirror the cultural aesthetic of the high plains landscape.
Phase One (ten years of burials) consists of 5,800 casketed burial sites and 7,425 cremation sites. This first phase also includes an early turnover area to provide burial sections and support facilities quickly. This was achieved through a balanced combination of both permanent and temporary facilities allowing the remainder of phase one construction to occur simultaneously.
Future phases will expand the cemetery in ten-year increments and will include: 67,500 pre-placed double-depth crypts, 49,500 columbarium niches, 63,000 in-ground cremation plots, 9,100 private vault plots and 9,100 oversize crypts. The Phase One roadway system will provide for approximately thirty years of burial.
A total of 21 phases will accommodate approximately 198,200 total burials.
The project includes:
- Entry walls and a phased roadway system
- Pre-place lawn crypt burials, in-ground cremation burials, green (natural alternative) burials, and columbarium walls
- An administration/public information center building and maintenance complex
- Two committal service shelters, honor guard building, and flag/assembly area
- Memorial walls, ossuary, and memorial walkway
- Native landscaping and irrigation
- Designed to incorporate sustainable site initiatives, it will be LEED Silver certified