Capital Improvement Program 101
Each budget year, money is set aside for the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The money is available for citywide community projects that improve public property. This includes streets and sidewalks, parks, and buildings. Projects have a service life of five or more years, and cost $50,000 or more.
The Council reviews the CIP plan during the annual budget process and approve the total amount of available funding. Over the summer, the Council further reviews and appropriates project-specific funding.
Keep scrolling for an overview of what is currently happening, a summary of what happened during budget discussions, and to provide your feedback on this year's proposed projects.
Do you have a project idea that needs funding? Applications for CIP are accepted year-round online. Visit www.slc.gov/hand/capital-improvement-program to apply.
Questions about the process or if your project qualifies for CIP funding? Contact Housing & Neighborhood Development staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-535-7712.
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July 16, 2019 Council discussion and public hearing
The Council identified several potential funding shifts from recommended projects to other projects, such as restorations to the historic Fisher Mansion and Carriage House, improvements to Pioneer Park and other downtown parks, a potential expanded park at the Three Creeks Confluence in the Jordan River, and the Seven Canyon Fountains Restoration Project at Liberty Park. Read the July 16 Council staff report.
The Council also held a public hearing to accept public comment regarding the recommended projects. Watch a video of the public hearing.
A follow-up discussion on individual projects is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6 during the Council's 2 p.m. work session meeting.
The Council is expected to approve CIP projects during a Special Formal meeting on Tuesday, August 20 at 6 p.m.
July 9, 2019 Council discussion and review of recommended CIP projects
During their work session meeting, the Council received an overview of the Mayor’s Recommended Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Book that includes proposed funding for capital projects. Discussion included a bond to be paid off in the next calendar year that would make $5.5 million available each fiscal year for other capital projects. Read the Council staff report.
Next steps: On July 16, the Council plans to review individual CIP projects during their 2 p.m. work session meeting followed by a 7 p.m. public hearing. Adoption is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, August 20 in a Special Limited Formal meeting at 6 p.m.
What happened during the budget process?
The Council approved $33,126,371 in total available funding to the Capital Improvement Program in June as part of the City's general fund budget. The funding was approved with the understanding that funding for individual CIP projects would be considered separately this summer. View the Council's budget story for an overview of this year's budget process.
June 4, 2019 Council CIP budget briefing
The Council reviewed overall trends in Capital Project investment and proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funding. Read the Council staff report.
Next steps: The Council expects to have follow-up discussions about these proposals in unresolved budget issues briefings in the coming weeks. Additionally, the Council will hold a second public hearing to accept comments on the FY2019-20 City budget on Tuesday, June 4 at 7 p.m.