Capital Projects

City of Somerville FY22 Budget

Mission Statement

To oversee the construction, reconstruction, renovation, and preventive maintenance of all City-owned buildings which currently consist of 32 facilities and approximately 1.9 million square feet. In all of its work, the Capital Projects Department strives to be efficient and responsive to community needs, to enhance sustainable design and energy efficiency, and to improve safety and accessibility for all users.

Personal Services Changes

Personal Services are projected up 39% for FY22.

Changes in salaries are due to negotiated collective bargaining agreements and merit increases based on annual performance reviews.

The proposed budget includes a new non-union position, Deputy Director of Capital Projects, which will be responsible for overseeing the annual recurring Capital Investment Program and managing technical staff within the department.

The proposed budget renames a non-union position, Building Improvements Manager (formerly Preventive Maintenance Manager), which will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the scheduling and processes for preventive and corrective maintenance of building systems.

Ordinary Maintenance Changes

Ordinary Maintenance costs are level-funded in FY22.

Capital Outlay Changes

Capital Outlay is projected up 38% for FY22.

An increase to the Engineering/Architectural Services line is due to greater need for engineering and design services required to undertake necessary building improvements to various municipal buildings.

A decrease to the Building Reconstruction line and increase to the Building Improvements line is a level-funded re-allocation of funds to better define the renovation project needs with the funding type.

FY22 Goals & Measures of Progress

GOAL 1: Manage updates to building systems to achieve code and regulatory compliance, correct deficiencies resulting from deferred maintenance, and advance our Climate Forward goals particularly for improved energy performance and City government leading by example.

  • Complete two projects that facilitate the continued use and occupancy of existing City-owned buildings, including public health-related building improvements to facilitate safe access for staff and constituents
  • Complete two projects that enhance accessibility in existing City-owned buildings.

GOAL 2: Develop a comprehensive plan for major renovations and departmental relocations to improve constituent service experience, create synergies and efficiencies for employees, and systematically address deferred maintenance, code updates, and ADA compliance costs in our municipal buildings.

  • Complete preliminary design plan, engage stakeholders, and develop long-term Capital Investment Plan.

GOAL 3: Advance the design and construction of a new public safety facility, associated property, and streetscape improvements necessary to accommodate state-of-the-art Police and Fire Stations, and public and community spaces.

  • Complete design and break ground for construction of the public safety building.

FY22 Budget

Personnel Listing