Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Miramar Annex

The Project.

The 164-acre annex to the cemetery opened at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar allows for nearly 160,000 new burials. A maintenance complex, administrative complex, columbaria, flag court, and committal service shelters were constructed and a new on-site sanitary sewer system was proposed and designed to City standards.


Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Miramar Annex


San Diego, CA


  • Geotechnical

Project Fact:

The Miramar Annex to the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery enables the casketed burials in San Diego for local veterans for the first time since 1966.

The Leighton Solution.

The site was mass graded as part of the development process with a network of internal roadways and utilities. The site of the proposed annex had biologically sensitive areas of coastal sage scrub and vernal pools present, as well as a powerline and two pipelines that crossed the property. Grading was kept to a minimum with natural features, such as sensitive habitat, streams, or wetlands, were left untouched and incorporated into the landscaping.

Leighton performed a preliminary geotechnical report, a slope stability analysis for two profile scenarios including a scour/jetting study of pipeline rupture scenario, and geotechnical investigation to assist in the development of the Master Plans.