The City of Yakima 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 natural disasters, including floods and wildfires, 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.
Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan
Project Start Year
Project Spend Total
Terminal Building Concept Study
“The main terminal building was originally
constructed in 1950â€™s where it has witnessed multiple
expansion and remodeling phases in order to meet
passenger demands. The 2015 Airport Master Plan
conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the
facilities to include passenger demands, vehicle
parking, airline and rental car ticket counters, ground
transportation, passenger concessions, and baggage
claim requirements. Given the increasing demands
as well as the current building codes, it was
determined the main terminal building required
demolition and be developed with an updated
facility. Funding sources for this Concept Study include earmark, entitlement and discretionary funding from the
Airport Improvement Program administered by the FAA. The airportâ€™s local funding match of 10% will be derived
from the Passenger Facility Charge program Total estimated cost: $800,000.”
“Replacement vans for paratransit (Dial A Ride)
purposes to transport smaller passenger trips. The
estimated cost per van is $80,000. Yakima Transit is
planning to purchase four vans at the end of 2022
with delivery anticipated in 2024. Transit applied for
federal and/or state grants with 85/15 match, leaving
the city with a $48,000 for matching funds. Total
estimated cost: $320,000.”
“The current Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Control System in the Capitol Theatre runs off a
very old laptop in order to access the antiquated operating system available at the time that the HVAC system was
installed. Modern systems cannot run the old operating system and our control of the air temperature in the facility
is reliant on that old laptop. The updated system provided by DIVCO works on modern computers, but DIVCO
does not provide an updated interface between the old and new systems. It requires its customers to purchase and
order the new system. Total estimated cost 2023 – 2024: $120,000.”
Lions Park Picnic Shelter
“A donation of $25,000 from the Yakima Lions Club
will be combined with $25,000 of Parks Capital funds
for the construction of a 20â€™ x 20â€™ picnic shelter at
Lions Park. The Lions Club donated 50% of the cost
for the playground in 2022. The current picnic shelter
is the old restroom in the park that has been
converted to a small picnic shelter that is in poor
condition. Total estimated cost: $50,000.”
Fire Station 93 Roof Repair
“This is an architectural composition asphalt roof on a
pitched slope. This roof is beginning to show signs of
wear, requiring recent repair due to significant leaks,
and needs to be replaced. There was a budget
amendment requested in the 3rd quarter in the
amount of $35,000 for this expenditure. Total
estimated cost: $75,000.”
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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:
- 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.
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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.
- 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.