US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

St. Francis Barracks Seawall (14)

March 2019

FACT SHEET
St. Francis Barracks Seawall (14)
Construction (C)
Congressional District: 6

1. DESCRIPTION

The St. Francis Barracks section of the seawall has been overtopped multiple times in its history since construction was completed in 1846, generally during cases of extreme high tide combined with strong winds. Maintenance operations by the Florida National Guard have included backfilling of depressions along the seawall in the area of the parade ground, near the flag pole, every 3 to 5 years. The seawall was most recently overtopped during Hurricane Matthew (October 2016), resulting in damage to the concrete pavement between the seawall and the Judge Advocate General (JAG) office building. The JAG office building was therefore evacuated and currently remains unoccupied. A site visit after Hurricane Matthew identified multiple sections of earthen embankment that had collapsed behind the seawall, with matching gaps in the seawall.
 

2. FUNDING

Estimated Total Cost $200,000
Estimated Federal Cost $200,000
Allocation thru FY18 $0
Allocation for FY19 $0
President’s Budget FY20 $0

 

3. SPONSOR

Florida Department of Military Affairs
82 Marine Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084

 

4. STATUS

Federal Interest Determination was approved on January 17, 2019.  Project has moved into the Feasibility Phase.  Due to the reduced timeframe provided for feasibility phase by South Atlantic Division (SAD), the Project Delivery Team (PDT) has expedited the development of the Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP).