St. Francis Catholic High School

Project: St. Francis Catholic High School

Location: Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida

Client: Diocese of St. Augustine

Budget: $3,500,000+

Time Frame: 1999 - Present

St. Francis Catholic High School, founded in 2004, is a co-educational, college preparatory high school within the Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine. Brown & Cullen Inc. provided civil engineering and land planning services for the design and permitting of this new High School, which is situated on a 65.3-acre tract in western Alachua County, Florida.

The St. Francis Catholic High School (SFCHS) project began with master planning in 1999, and the new campus opened for the first classes in the fall of 2004. BCI provided the initial property rezoning, including the Planned Development Zoning Master Plan in 2002, through the Alachua County Planning & Zoning Process. BCI assisted the Diocese and the project architect with planning, engineering review and construction services for the first phase of construction. In 2006, BCI permitted the second phase of construction, a 10,000 SF classroom addition with a budget of $1,300,000. From 2007-2009, BCI has designed and permitted multiple projects for SFCHS including a major “Infrastructure Improvements” project that was completed in 2009. This $850,000.00 project included a 250 space parking lot addition, utility improvements, and a new track, softball field, and several other recreational facility improvements. BCI provided permitting services with various regulatory agencies including; Alachua County, Suwannee River Water Management District, Gainesville Regional Utility, and FDEP.