Forrester Selected for Arlington National Cemetery Project. Forrester Construction Company is proud to announce its recent selection as the general contractor for Arlington National Cemetery’s upcoming Millennium project. The $59 Million project will allow Arlington National Cemetery to serve future generations of American service members and their families while maintaining the national treasure’s quality, dignity and central function as a military burial ground.
Forrester Selected for Arlington National Cemetery Project
Located on the cemetery’s northwest corner adjacent to Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall and National Park Service property, the Millennium site will combine three separate parcels into a single 31-acre internment development. When completed, it will add more than 36,000 burial locations including 11,000 full-size plots, 2,600 in-ground cremation plots and 23,000 niche wall slots. Without these additional spaces, Arlington National Cemetery is projected to exhaust its interment sites by 2025.
Construction is slated to begin this winter with final completion projected by Fall 2016. Work will include the installation of columbarium niche sites, perimeter fencing, retaining walls, water features, landscaping and access ways. Jacobs / Ammann & Whitney Joint Venture led the design phase, with support from Beyer Blinder Belle Architects as the lead Designer. Sasaki is the landscape architect on the project.
The Millennium project will be Forrester’s third project at Arlington National Cemetery. It is also one of dozens Forrester has performed for the United States Army Corp of Engineers who awarded the contract. “This project is extremely meaningful , in so many ways and to so many people,” says Scott Forrester, Executive Vice President of Project Development. “Forrester is honored to have been selected as the builder for the Millennium memorial complex and to again have the opportunity to work on the grounds of one of our nation’s most important landmarks.”
Arlington National Cemetery, which opened in 1864 and spans more than 624 acres, is the final resting place for more than 400,000 active duty service members, veterans and their families and is visited by more than 3 million people each year.