City of Seattle, Washington

Population (Year): 737000  (2020)

The City of Seattle, Washington, faces several significant infrastructure challenges that impact the daily lives of its residents. Among the most pressing issues are the aging and inadequate transportation system, including bridges, roads, and public transit, which requires significant investment and maintenance to improve safety and reduce congestion. Additionally, the city’s stormwater and wastewater management systems need modernization to accommodate the region’s growing population and protect the environment. Seattle also faces a shortage of affordable housing and a need to invest in sustainable energy sources to reduce its carbon footprint. Addressing these challenges will require collaboration and investment from local and state officials and private sector stakeholders.

City of Seattle

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

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ADA Improvements – FAS


This project is the FAS American with Disabilities Act (ADA) ongoing program that will address specific ADA improvements and upgrades at various FAS-owned and operated facilities. Past work has included reconfiguration of restrooms, meeting rooms and other spaces, reconfiguration of facility amenities such as drinking fountains and various public access routes to sites, buildings and public spaces. Future funding allows FAS to implement its long-term strategy that resolves the most critical public-facing ADA deficiencies first and maximizes accessibility to the greatest extent possible.





Transmission Pipelines Rehab


This ongoing program rehabilitates and upgrades water pipes and associated structures in the City of Seattle’s transmission system. It assists SPU in providing agreed-upon pressure and flow for wholesale customers, limiting drinking water supply outages, and meeting applicable regulatory requirements of the Washington Department of Health.





Utility Infrastructure Restoration and Repairs


This ongoing project funds the repair, renovation and upgrade of utility infrastructure at Seattle Center. Utility infrastructure includes chilled water and steam lines, water and sewer lines, electrical equipment, communication lines, fire alarms, access control and other systems. Typical improvements may include, but are not limited to, repair and replacement of underground piping for steam, chilled water and condensate lines; efficiency upgrades to the Center’s chilled water loop; HVAC system renovation; replacement of water and fire mains; connectivity improvements; and electrical infrastructure upgrades.





Fire Station 31 Replacement


This project provides funding for acquisition, design and construction of a new Fire Station 31 to replace the existing facility and the demolition of the existing Fire Station 31. The 2020 appropriations are supported with an Interfund Loan. The Interfund Loan will be paid back with 2021 LTGO Bond Proceeds ($8.09m).





Advanced Metering Infrastructure


The first phase of this project replaced approximately 400,000 meters with Smart Meters. The second phase of this project funds the replacement of approximately 25,000 remaining meters with Smart Meters allowing two-way communication between Seattle City Light and its customers, residential or commercial. Smart Meters continuously record and transmit consumption data to the utility. They also automate meter reading, increase customer service, heighten billing capacity, reduce energy consumption, improve outage restoration efficiency, and support rate structure flexibility. Implementation of the project positions the utility to comply with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) programs and requirements.




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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.