Capital Improvement Program

2024-29 Facilities & Fleet Department Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Summary

Spending on Projects within Facilities & Fleet

Overview of Facilities & Fleet Projects

Boulder’s Facilities Master Plan (FMP) established the framework to inform Capital Projects planning, development, and implementation. The three pillars of asset management and six guiding principles aid in prioritizing replacement of aging infrastructure and buildings, and serve to guide new projects that are built to last.

The Facilities Master Plan sets the standard for excellence in facilities to achieve capital and operations fiscal transparency, reduction of deferred equipment replacement, and progress towards achieving department and city-wide goals in buildings.

Alpine-Balsam and Western City Campus Implementation

The Facilities & Fleet Department is leading development of the Alpine-Balsam site which will result in construction of a new Western City Campus and a mix of housing types from market rate to affordable which is being developed by Boulder Housing Partners. The vision for the Alpine-Balsam area exemplifies Boulder’s innovative goals. This project includes overall process and project management of implementation and construction, flood infrastructure, district energy, and enhanced mobility and parking strategies that support the two primary uses on the site.

In 2024 the first phase of infrastructure improvements is planned which includes construction of a new greenway along Balsam Ave.

2024-29 Planned Spending: $168,300,000

2024 Budget: $18,300,000

Estimated Completion Date: 2028

Fire Stations 2 & 4 Replacements

The existing Fire Stations 2 and 4 are past their operational life span and no longer accommodate the Fire Departments service needs or goals. Replacement of these Fire Stations will provide modernized emergency services to the community ensuring safety and resilience. Construction of the new facilities will be guided by the three pillars of the Facilities Master Plan to ensure sustainability and social goals are being met and buildings are well maintained.

In 2024, focus is on acquisition of land in the right location to service the area and minimize response times and of the right size to accommodate the requirements of the new station.

Fire Station 2:

2024-29 Planned Spending: $18,500,000

2024 Budget: $6,000,000

Estimated Completion Date: 2028

Fire Station 4:

2024-29 Planned Spending: $18,500,000

2024 Budget: $0

Estimated Completion Date: 2032

East Boulder Community Center Deep Retrofit and Renovations

A deep energy retrofit and renovation to modernize and provide opportunities for community members to recreate and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. The project aligns with various departmental master plans and is guided by the key pillars in putting buildings on a path towards environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and financial stewardship.

In 2024 design work will include robust community engagement, energy assessments and modeling and options analysis to inform and develop a full modernization plan for the facility. Implementation and construction will follow in subsequent years. CIP outyears also include funding for synergistic upgrades to other recreation centers to address program and infrastructure needs.

2024-29 Planned Spending: $51,500,000

2024 Budget: $4,000,000

Estimated Completion Date: 2027