The citizens’ committee to Build the Great Park Veterans Cemetery filed a “Notice of Intent to Circulate Petition” with the Irvine City Clerk’s office today.

The initiative would rezone the 125-acre, City-owned ARDA site at the Great Park exclusively for only one land-use purpose — for a beautiful Veterans Memorial Park and Cemetery. 

In addition to the planned Veterans Cemetery itself, the site will also include complementary Memorial Gardens, a two-mile Memorial Trail with thousands of trees, and a small-scale air museum that includes restoration of the iconic control tower and airplane hangars dating back to World War II, when the site was part of what was the Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro.

The City Attorney has 15 days to prepare a Title and Summary.