Capital funding is necessary for the ongoing maintenance and repair of the city's capital assets. A capital improvement project is any improvement to, construction or acquisition of buildings, streets, bridges, bike lanes, plazas, parks and playgrounds, public art, or other real property of a permanent nature. The city's Capital Improvement Program manages the city's annual budget process for citywide capital maintenance and development needs, develops the annual Six-Year Capital Improvement Plan and provides analysis for decision making and strategic capital planning efforts.
The Six-year CIP identifies the role of the citywide Capital Improvement Program and documents a prioritized list of capital project needs. The existing Six-year Plan for years 2015-2020 served as a foundation for the Elevate Denver Bond.
The Capital Planning and Programming Division (CPP) is initiating an update to the Six-year Capital Improvement Plan. The 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Plan will follow the vision set forth in Denveright and Comprehensive Plan 2040, aligning future capital investments with the vision identified by thousands of Denverites over the past two years. It is also being coordinated with Parks and Recreation’s (DPR) development of a plan for the Parks, Trails, and Open Space funding (2A). The result will be a comprehensive document that serves as tool to guide annual capital budgeting and decision-making, as well as highlights initiatives outside of the annual CIP capacity that may need other funding strategies.
Six-Year Plan outreach was held during the month of March with digital engagement, online and in-person surveys, and five town halls citywide. All the public outreach materials are available online. Almost 1,000 people participated through the digital survey and town halls. The Department of Finance is currently working with City departments to review community input, develop scopes of work and cost estimates, and evaluate projects. The Six-Year Plan project list and document is in development over the next few months and be released at the end of 2019.
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