US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Mount Sinai Medical Center (14)

March 2019

FACT SHEET
Mount Sinai Medical Center (14)
Construction (C)
Congressional Districts: 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

 

1. DESCRIPTION

The purpose of this Section 14 CAP project is to provide emergency stream bank and shoreline erosion protection of public works and public facilities. The authorized project includes construction of 3,070 linear feet of sheet pile wall occur along the northwest shoreline of Mount Sinai Medical Center. The sheet pile wall will tie into a 300-foot T-wall along the northern edge of Mount Sinai Medical Center property line.

The City of Miami Beach, Florida, is on a barrier island bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean and to the west by Biscayne Bay. Mount Sinai Medical Center is the only hospital facility on Miami Beach. The project area is the property of Mount Sinai Medical Center, and is located directly north of Julia Tuttle Causeway and extending approximately 0.57 miles along the bayside of the island. During extreme high tide events, the bayside seawall of the medical center property is overtopped by elevated water levels and waves inundating a perimeter road and parking area. Inundation is a major driver of erosion of land between the seawall and perimeter road. Material erodes through cracks in the existing compromised seawall, over the wall as the water recedes, and at the base of the seawall. These factors complicate and compromise hospital operations and patient health. Erosion contributes to subsidence of land behind the wall and resulting cracking of concrete and rusting of steel reinforcement in the seawall. Continued erosion will result in failure of portions, or all, of the existing seawall. Such failure would impact the perimeter road and vulnerable parking negatively affecting daily operations of the medical center, limiting access to hospital facilities, and potentially causing life risk.


2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $600,000
Estimated Federal Cost $363,000

 

a. Regular Civil Works Funds:

Allocation for FY18 $0

 

b. P.L. 115-123: Bi-Partisan Budget Act of 2018, Supplemental:

Current Working Estimate $6,500,000
Allocation thru FY18 $300,000
Allocation for FY19 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

Mount Sinai Medical Center
4300 Alton Road
Miami Beach, Florida 33140

4. STATUS

The draft Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) is currently under review at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the City of Miami Beach with a signed agreement scheduled for June 2019. Draft Plans and Specifications are underway for the project with a scheduled completion date of 30 APR 2019 and final approval date of 30 JUL 2019. The Construction Contract Award is due 30 SEP 2019 with a start of seawall construction scheduled for 22 OCT 2019. Seawall construction is scheduled to be completed by 29 May 2020.