The City of Corpus Christi, Texas, faces several significant infrastructure challenges that impact the daily lives of its residents. One of the most pressing issues is the need to modernize and expand the city’s transportation system, including roads, highways, and public transit, to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety. Corpus Christi’s aging water and wastewater systems also require significant investment and upgrades to maintain reliable service and avoid potential health hazards. The city also needs to invest in affordable housing developments and improve access to high-speed internet to support economic growth and improve the quality of life for its residents. Addressing these challenges will require collaboration and investment from local and state officials and private sector stakeholders.
Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan
Project Start Year
Project Spend Total
Terminal Bldg. Rehab Ph4 HVAC, Cooling Towers & Energy
Improvements include replacing and upgrading the control system with graphic interface, remote monitoring capabilities, and new software, along with all new control devices for equipment, air handlers, pumps VAV boxes, valves, relacing 1985 cooling towers with new efficient cooling towers, replacing the terminal fire panel, west-end generator & switch gear. In accordance with the Terminal Assessment program. The terminal expansion and renovation project was completed over 19 years ago. At the time, some of the systems that were re-used or re-purposed are now nearing the end of their useful life. In addition, new systems that were installed are now showing increased frequency of failure.
Solid Waste Facility Complex
An Administration Building to provide offices, meeting space, filing and storge areas, and employee lockers for 170 employees. The transfer station requires 3 load out bays, adequate queuing lanes for customers and sufficient area to process all of the trash received daily within the enclosed building. Sufficient parking area is needed for vehicles and equipment used in the collection and transportation of Solid Waste, with diesel, gasoline and CNG fueling facilities. New solid waste facility will replace the existing Solid Waste facility at 2525 Hygeia Street, and provide adequate square footage to accommodate administrative functions and to support field activities for 170 Solid Waste personnel. Construction will include parking for 120 mid size to large collection and haul vehicles, a 1200 tons per day transfer station and 200 space employee parking. The current administration building does not provide the required space needed by the employees. It is shared with the Street Department and additional space is not available. This results in employee meetings held outdoors in the elements, fragmentation of important department services in portable buildings, and management offices that are inadequate. One third of the building has a floating floor that is sinking, causing the walls to crack and posing dangers for our employees and recurring sewage problems. Customer demand has outgrown our current Transfer Station, resulting in blowing trash, long lines, poor traffic flow, unsightly and inadequate recycling facilities, safety concerns, and a Household Hazardous Waste facility that is outside in the weather. Due to the physical constraints the transfer station staff is unable to move all of the trash to the landfill on a daily basis, causing trash to be stored on site. The stored materials creates a vector problem, attracts birds and poses a fire hazard. Customers experience long lines and extended waits.
TxDOT – Ocean Dr. Bridge Replacement
Ocean Dr. Bridge over the Oso Bay has been selected by TxDOT for replacement under the Highway Bridge Program. The Highway Bridge Program (HBP) is a federal-aid program that provides funding to enable states to improve the condition of highway bridges through replacement, rehabilitation and systematic preventive maintenance. Ocean Dr. Bridge has met the criteria to be eligible by the Highway Bridge Replacement Program.
Twin 36″ Wastewater Lines Rehabilitation
The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate the twin 36″ wastewater gravity mains that run through the Oso Golf Course and adjacent wetland using either CIPP or pipe bursting. The twin 36″, clay wastewater mains are the main conduit for wastewater flows originating North of SPID, from Ayers to the Oso Wastewater Treatment Plant. The wastewater mains travel through a sensitive natural wetland before reaching the treatment plant and have experience a failure in the last year. Due to the sensitivity of the environment, the importance of their function and the requirements of the Consent Decree, rehabilitation of the lines to prevent future failures is needed. This project is needed to meet operational and regulatory requirements.
16″ Water Main Extension HWY 286- Alameda
This project will consist of installing approximately 3,100lf of new 16″ PVC main beginning at Crosstown Expressway, running along Caldwell and connecting to a 16″ main at Alameda and Laredo. It will make use of the new 16″ crossing at Crosstown and provide redudancy to the downtown area. This project will assist in the need for reliable services and will offer redundancy to downtown.
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How to Read a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for Business Development?
When a city, municipality or state issues a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), it can be overwhelming and daunting, but there are a few key things you need to investigate. Let’s start with the definition of CIP – A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) contains all the individual capital projects, equipment purchases, and major studies for a local government; in conjunction with construction and completion schedules, and in consort with financing plans. The plan provides a working blueprint for sustaining and improving the community’s infrastructures. It coordinates strategic planning, financial capacity, and physical development. A CIP stands at the epicenter of a government’s Planning, Public Works, and Finance departments. When a CIP is issued, it typically includes the following information:
- A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
- The projects ranked in order of preference
- The plan for financing the projects
- A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
- Justification for the project
- Explanation of expenses for the project
Now, for business development, while the capital plan is interesting, the capital program is for capital expenditures that extends five to ten years beyond the capital budget. Knowing the difference is important so you can influence upcoming program versus just responding to an RFP. If reading the CIP makes your head explode, or you want to save time, Request a Demo of Citylitics CIP dashboard with over 20,000 CIPs from USA and Canada. Citylitics has 20,000 plus available CIPs, how can we help you? What states, cities or counties are you looking to improvement your business development, we can assist you in influencing an upcoming RFP versus simply responding to an RFP. Citylitics Capital Projects Dataset is a comprehensive resource for businesses and organizations looking to track and analyze planned infrastructure spend in their area. The dataset offers a range of features and benefits, including:
- Comprehensive Market View: The dataset provides a single view of all planned infrastructure spend, with powerful filters such as population, project value, fiscal year, project status, project description, geography, and more. This allows businesses to gain a comprehensive understanding of the market and identify new opportunities.
- Identify Opportunity Hot Spots: The dataset offers map views and filters that allow users to identify opportunity hot spots where they need to allocate resources. This helps businesses to understand where they should focus their efforts to achieve the best results.
- Create Data-Driven Forecasts: The dataset provides bottom-up data for the next 5 years of planned infrastructure spend, allowing businesses to create data-driven forecasts they can be confident in.
- Uncover True Market Needs: The dataset allows businesses to develop long-term business plans, R&D, and growth initiatives based on true, bottom-up market needs instead of opinions and anecdotes. This helps businesses to make more informed decisions and achieve better results.
With Citylitics Capital Projects Dataset, businesses can gain a deeper understanding of planned infrastructure spend in their area, which can help them to identify new opportunities and make more informed decisions.