The City of Windsor, located in southwestern Ontario, faces several infrastructure challenges. One of the most pressing issues is the aging water and sewer systems, which require significant investment to maintain and upgrade. The city also needs to improve its transportation infrastructure, including roads and bridges, to alleviate traffic congestion and support economic growth. In addition, there is a need to enhance the city’s public transit system to provide more efficient and affordable options for residents. Finally, Windsor must address the shortage of affordable housing and invest in community infrastructure, such as parks and public spaces, to enhance the quality of life for its residents.
Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan
Project Start Year
Project Spend Total
Riverfront Walkway Stabilization
Project funding is to ensure the integrity and stabilization of the walkway located at the riverâ€™s edge. Stabilization of the walkway is not related to the shore wall infrastructure which is funded separate. This project is supported by the asset management principles as detailed in report S 129/2019
Green Windsor Protection and Funding Strategy
As part of implementing the Green Windsor strategy of the Environmental Master Plan and Official Plan, City Planning staff will develop with regional partners a strategy to assemble green system components. The project will focus on the creation of a connected linear park system in adherence with the 2016 Parks Master Plan to meet rising public demand for healthy recreational opportunities while offering the added benefit of increasing property assessment values. Further more, these linear parks can incorporate new storm water management facilities and active transportation opportunities that together may reduce the negative impacts of climate change and also help to alleviate basement flooding. Cost sharing with regional partners will be required.
Artificial Turf Sports Field at the McHugh Soccer Complex
In December of 2019, Council approved the City of Windsor’s Recreation Master Plan (CR#632/2019). To address future growth, geographic distribution and promotion of sport/sport tourism in Windsor, a number of recommendations were made to address field sports in the City. With respect to rectangular fields, the most notable recommendation is for the City to construct an Artificial Turf Field in a location with multiple amenities and fields; doing so would be attractive for tournament users but also meet needs of local soccer groups. The addition of an artificial turf field at the McHugh Soccer Complex will allow for extended play into the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, when traditionally adverse weather and required natural turf field maintenance does not allow for play to occur on natural grass fields.
Cameron Ave Storm Trunk Sewer (SMP)
Construction of new trunk storm sewer with outlet at Detroit River, consisting of 3.0km of storm sewer improvements, separation of existing combined sewers and road reconstruction.
DMAF 4 Small-Scale Stream South Windsor Sanitary Sub-Trunk Sewers
Sanitary sub-trunk sewer projects in South Windsor have been identified in the approved Sewer Master Plan. These projects can help reduce the likelihood of basement flooding in South Windsor. This project was submitted as part of Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF) Intake 4. If approved, the Federal government is anticipated to fund $6,677,400 of the work, or 40% of the eligible costs, City funding is for the remaining $11,300,000.
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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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- 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.
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