The City of Mercer Island 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 population growth, which require investment in social services and infrastructure. Finally, the city must address the impacts of natural disasters, including earthquakes and landslides, on critical infrastructure, including roads and buildings. 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.
Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan
Project Start Year
Project Spend Total
Aubrey Davis Lid B Restroom and ADA Path
“Construct a restroom (with retaining wall) near the playground at Lid B. Project includes construction of a new
ADA path from West Mercer Way to the restroom and the basketball courts per the Aubrey Davis Park Master
Bike Skills Area
“Design and construct a new Bike Skills Area in Deane’s Children’s Park, with mulitple opportunities for public
engagement including design input and course construction event(s).”
Luther Burbank Park Boiler Building Phase 2
“Luther Burbank Park Boiler Building Phase 2 will complete the renovation of the Boiler Building for use as a
waterfront activities center focused on non-motorized boating programs. The project will include an ADA
accessible route from the main parking lot to the building, development of a new entrance, fire protection,
interior accessibility features, storage improvements an indoor classroom and a small office space.”
SE 36th Street Overlay (Gallagher Hill Rd to EMW)
“This project will resurface SE 36th Street with a hot mix asphalt overlay. Work will include pavement repairs,
pavement grinding, asphalt paving, minor sidewalk repairs, ADA ramp replacements, raising utility castings to
grade, and new pavement markings. Additionally, minor storm drainage repairs and minor water improvements
will be constructed. Utility work will be funded from the corresponding City sewer, water, and storm water utility
Stormwater Trunkline Condition and Capacity Assessments
“The project will inspect the main arteries of the stormwater conveyance system known as trunklines using a video
inspection method called CCTV. Inspections will document pipe condition, identify defects and verify pipe size
and material. The collected data will be analyzed using conventional stormwater management modeling software
to calculate pipe capacities. Areas with notable deficiencies will be selected for basin specific modeling to assess
runoff quantity with respect to pipe capacity (SW0135). This basin specific modeling approach was used
successfully during the 2021-2022 Conveyance System Assessments project (SW0119). This approach creates a
standardized prioritization method so projects can be ranked in a consistent, data-driven manner.”
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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.