City of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Population (Year): 197416  (2021)

The City of Grand Rapids faces several infrastructure challenges that impact the daily lives of its residents. One of the main issues is the need to maintain and upgrade aging roads, bridges, and transportation systems to ensure safe and efficient travel. Additionally, the city’s water and sewer systems require significant investment to ensure reliable and efficient service. The city also faces challenges related to affordable housing and homelessness, which require investment in social services and infrastructure. Finally, the city must address the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events and flooding, on critical infrastructure, including roads, buildings, and communication networks. Overall, addressing these infrastructure challenges requires significant investment in the city’s transportation, water, housing, and emergency management systems to ensure long-term sustainability and resilience.

City of Grand Rapids

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

Page Ref

Project Satus


Real Time Crime Center


“A real time crime center processes multiple data sources such as video, sensors, alarms and utilizes analytics to provide
a single operational perspective as an incident is developing . The real time crime center allows the sharing of critical
information with first responders at the time when they need it most. A real time crime center offers first responders the
ability to approach an incident or investigation with more operational intelligence than is currently available. The
center would provide tools to identify and distribute relevant video and information to our first responders in the field.
The ability to access disparate data sources from a single computer console yields the greatest amount of information in
the shortest amount of time, which allows responders to process the information. This ability would allow GRPD
personnel to make more informed decisions about how to best respond to, stabilize and investigate complex, rapidly
evolving, and dynamic incidents. The initial expenditure would include the main components and modules from which
the GRPD could build upon in the future. Funding would take place from dollars set aside in the Capital Reserve Fund.”



Not Started


Grandville – Hall Street to Beacon Street


Install 13 fiberglass poles + light fixtures + control modules. Install 1500′ of conduit.



Not Started


Decorative Lighting Repair – Blue Bridge


Repair decorative lighting system on Blue Bridge



Not Started


1405-Berkshire St-Giddings Av to Kalamazoo Av


Rotomill and resurfacing – 3″ Thick and watermain replacement rating 52: $1,008,000



Not Started


1355-Lafayette Avenue – Fountain Street to Michigan Street


“Potential STPU project. Due to limited funding, focus on Principal Arterials and project funding for this project will
not be considered until at least FY2023. 12/18/2013”



Not Started

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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:

  1. A listing of the capital projects or equipment to be purchased
  2. The projects ranked in order of preference
  3. The plan for financing the projects
  4. A timetable for the construction or completion of the project
  5. Justification for the project
  6. Explanation of expenses for the project
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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.