Arlington’s 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for FY 2019-2028 is now under development. The County Manager and County Board are committed to engaging Arlington residents and businesses in setting capital investment priorities.
- What is the CIP? The CIP is the County’s 10-year plan for building, maintaining, upgrading or replacing public facilities and infrastructure. This includes libraries, parks, community centers, technology systems, water, sewer, stormwater and transportation infrastructure—and more.
- How is the CIP different from the County’s operating budget? The County’s operating budget outlines annual spending on County services and administration, like recreation programs and fire and police protection. The CIP, on the other hand, identifies spending on upgrading or improving County facilities and infrastructure. It is updated every two years and looks out over a 10-year timeframe. The budget and CIP are developed and adopted independently of one another.
- Why should I care about the CIP? The choices the County makes about public facilities and infrastructure have a major impact on our everyday quality of life. What amenities will our recreation centers have? What equipment will our police and fire departments need to keep us safe? How many ART buses and bicycle lanes will be part of our transportation network? How quickly will we be able to replace aging water and sewer mains? The CIP process is where these types of questions are considered!
Latest CIP News & Information
|Mar. 15, 2018||Deadline to provide “Early Feedback” on the CIP|
|May 2018||County Manager releases Proposed CIP for public review and comment|
|May-July 2018||Public feedback opportunities|
|July 2018||County Board adopts final FY 2019-2028 CIP|
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More About the CIP
Arlington County Government develops a 10-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is one of the most significant planning processes for Arlington County and Arlington Public Schools. This plan identifies the capital needs of the community over a specified period of time. This plan not only identifies the immediate needs but also seeks to capture long-term capital needs.
The CIP is a planning document that is updated biennially and subject to change as the needs of the community become more defined and individual projects move along in their planning and budgeting processes. The effective use of a CIP process provides for considerable advance project identification, planning, evaluation, scope definition, design, public discussion, cost estimating and financial planning.
The CIP typically includes major investments in parks, libraries, transportation, community centers, facilities, technology, water, sewer and stormwater infrastructure – along with other areas that support the community. Continued reinvestment in existing assets combined with strategic investments in new assets is essential to the County’s future success.
Note: The County Government’s CIP is separate from the Arlington Public Schools’ CIP, which is prepared by APS.