Projects Details

Admiral Mason Park Stormwater Retention Facility, Pensacola, Florida

Fabre Engineering & Surveying was selected by the City of Pensacola to provide surveying and engineering services for a stormwater facility located within Admiral Mason Park in Downtown Pensacola.  The project consisted of the development of an approximate 6.2 acres site into a regional stormwater treatment facility. The project serves two purposes:  provide future required stormwater treatment of certain upstream areas, and to alleviate flooding problems related to the surrounding infrastructure.


Due to the low elevation of the site; its proximity to Pensacola Bay; and a high, tidally influenced ground water table, an innovative design to provide the necessary treatment was called for.  A wet detention system was selected and was designed to provide an aesthetically pleasing facility for the public to enjoy. The facility is designed to serve 30+ acres of undeveloped real estate and to reduce impacts on an existing overloaded stormwater system.


 The system is designed to treat 140,151 cubic feet of stormwater runoff and has a total storage capacity of 420,151 cubic feet.  Overflow is conveyed through two 36-inch reinforced concrete pipes under Bayfront Parkway into Pensacola Bay.  The project was designed in accordance with the sections of the Department of Environmental Protection and Northwest Florida Water Management District (NWFWMD) Environmental Resource Permit Applicants Handbook Volumes I and II and permitted through the NWFWMD and FDOT.  This project received the Florida Stormwater Association 2012 Project Excellence Award.  A Performance Excellence Award was presented to Fabre Engineering & Surveying by the City of Pensacola.  Construction Cost:  $ 1,500,000.00