Mount Sinai Medical Center (14)

March 2018


Mount Sinai Medical Center (14)
Construction (C)

Congressional Districts: 27


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. The purpose of this Section 14 CAP project is to provide emergency streambank 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.


Estimated Total Cost $6,500,000
Estimated Federal Cost $4,200,000
Allocation thru FY17 $0
Allocation for FY18 $0
President’s Budget FY19 $0


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


The draft PPA is currently under review at USACE South Atlantic Division for approval to execute. This approval is expected by 30 March 2018 at which time the agreement will be sent to the sponsor for execution. Once executed the PDT will initiate design and permitting which is anticipated to take approximately 12 months to complete. Construction of the project is subject to future appropriations.