The City of Largo, Florida, faces several significant infrastructure challenges that impact the daily lives of its residents. Among the most pressing issues are the aging water and sewer systems, which require costly repairs and upgrades to maintain safe and reliable service. Additionally, the city’s transportation networks require modernization and expansion to reduce congestion and improve safety, including road upgrades and public transit options. Largo also needs to invest in affordable housing developments to meet the needs of its growing population 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
Highland Family Aquatic Center Improvements
The Highland Family Aquatic Center is 20 years old and the lap pool and slides platform were installed in 2005. Much of the infrastructure of the facility has reached the end of its life cycle and is in need of replacement or major renovations. The project includes resurfacing of the lap pool; there are cracked and peeling areas. The renovations of slide platforms to replace broken and loose railings and rusty screws will be included. The slides will be sandblasted and repainted. Another goal is to replace the corkscrew slide and resurface the speed slide. There will also be a major renovation or replacement of the cool deck to fix cracking and chipping. The project is a major repair and maintenance item to maintain the City Asset in safe condition and to continue to appeal to residents and visitors.
Neighborhood Roadways – 127th Ave N (TR03)
Paving group TR03 consists of 1.27 miles of scheduled pavement improvements. The project scope includes sidewalk repair, underdrain, stormwater infrastructure and water quality improvements. Stormwater improvements are the primary driver of the project. Pavement work consists of major rehabilitation/reconstruction. The pavement improvements will extend or restore the service life of the City’s roadways and increase driver safety and comfort. Drainage improvements will address current flooding and water quality standards. Sidewalk repairs will improve pedestrian safety and mobility.
“The city parks system contains playgrounds at 11 sites ranging in size from the largest in Central Park to the smallest at McMullen Park (one Swing set). All playgrounds were evaluated to be placed in a long-range replacement program. The playgrounds were evaluated on
cost, age, use, condition, location, parts availability, relevance of play events, and other factors. The total anticipated replacement value of the playground system is over $2,700,000 over the next 15 years. This does include required safety surfacing. Where possible and feasible, playgrounds that receive low usage are being scaled down to just the smaller, more popular components of a playground (Swings, Merrygo-rounds and other action features). This project is ongoing, each playground is evaluated annually to determine repair and replacement needs. Locations scheduled for replacement include: Datsko (2021), McMullen (2021), Southwest Rocks/Net (2022), Highland VPK (2024). By providing safe, modern, and fun playground equipment for families and their children to enjoy ”
20th Street SW Sanitary Sewer Siphon Replacement
The sanitary sewer collection system has a siphon located on 20th Street SW that transits under McKay Creek. A siphon by definition allows wastewater to flow through a pipe under low-lying areas or obstructions such as rivers, utilities, or other obstructions, where flow by gravity at these locations is impossible. The current siphon consists of two 4 inch pipes (barrels). It has reached the end of its lifespan and requires bi-weekly cleaning by the Environmental Services Department to prevent potential sewer backups to nearby businesses located on West Bay Drive. During the design phase in Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 the siphon will be modeled to determine the correct piping size and whether other nearby portions of the collection system require resizing to accommodate predicted future flow. The construction phase will take place in FY 2026 Comprehensive replacement of the collection system siphon. Instead of cleaning the siphon bi-weekly, the siphon would only need to be inspected quarterly at first to determine if there is any sediment accumulation and then switched to an annual inspection as determined.
Lift Station 41 Force Main Replacement
Lift Station 41 is located at 13880 Feather Sound Dr. A 2019 condition assessment of its force main revealed deterioration. The project will include the installation of approximately 3,000 feet of 16-inch diameter pipe to replace the existing 16-inch diameter ductile iron pipe. Lift Station 41 is located at 13880 Feather Sound Dr. A 2019 condition assessment of its force main revealed deterioration. The project will include the installation of approximately 3,000 feet of 16-inch diameter pipe to replace the existing 16-inch diameter ductile iron pipe.
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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:
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