St. Francis Barracks Seawall (14)

May 2020

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 $1,000,000
Estimated Federal Cost $670,000
Allocation thru FY19 $125,000
Allocation for FY20 $100,000
President’s Budget FY21 $0

Project is a Section 14 Continuing Authorities Program project.

3. SPONSOR

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

4. STATUS

Federal Interest Determination was approved on 17 January 2019. The Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (IFR/EA) was approved by the Southeast Atlantic District (SAD) and signed by the Jacksonville District Commander on 21 February 2020. The project received an initial $100k for Design and Implementation (DI) phase. The Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) is scheduled for execution in July 2020.