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Matanzas Seawall Rehabilitation Feasibility Study

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Client: City of St. Augustine

Project Scope: Public Participation Program
Urban Design
Waterfront Master Planning

Project Size: 1,250 feet

Award: ASLA, Florida Chapter, Award of Honor

Project Description & Challenge

The Seawall Reconstruction Project is a result of tropical storm and hurricane damage to the historic seawall built in 1833 by West Point cadet engineers. Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. was hired to determine the feasibility of this flood control project. Duties included researching pertinent issues, synthesizing the information into easily understandable graphics and reports, and presenting it to citizens in a series of carefully planned public meetings and design workshops.


By integrating the City’s goals, citizens’ priorities, and solid urban design and resilient engineering principles, the project has been funded by FEMA. The historic seawall has been preserved and the new seawall has been opened for public enjoyment.

Marquis Latimer + Halback, Inc. | 34 Cordova Street, Suite A, St. Augustine, Florida 32084 | 904.825.6747