Commerce City’s Capital Improvement and Preservation Plan (CIPP) helps construct and maintain public assets that support the vision of a Quality Community for a Lifetime.
In 2011, Commerce City identified more than $1 billion in capital improvements ranging from parks to roads that would be necessary over the next 25 years to meet the needs of a growing community. But it's not just about building projects; operating and taking care of community assets is part of the program too.
Capital projects typically cost more than $50,000 and are categorized in three ways:
- Traditional Projects: Projects that add new or expanded assets to the city’s inventory, such as city buildings, roads, parks and recreation amenities.
- Operational Projects: Projects that add or improve needed public assets to address population growth or deficiencies such as traffic signals, bridge replacements emergency warning towers, sidewalk connections, drainage and stormwater, park/road enhancements or studies.
- Preservation Projects: Projects that reflect long-term asset maintenance/replacement of roads, curb/gutter, park and golf amenities.
That’s why City Council adopts a five-year plan, which is a sustainable way to implement needed investments and provide budget certainty and predictability. The planning process identifies which assets will be improved when based on anticipated funding and recommendations from the Capital Improvement Program Citizen Advisory Committee (CIPCAC) Replacement and maintenance of city buildings, vehicles and information technology network are not part of the CIPP program. Learn more about these internal fund activities within the biennial budget.
Five Projects. Five Years. One Penny.
In 2013, Commerce City’s voters approved a 1 percent sales and use tax increase for the construction, operations, and maintenance of new parks, recreation, and road projects. The ballot measure was a result of a two-year, community-driven process to identify how to implement programs and services that address growing population needs, achieve vision and build a better Commerce City.
The ballot measure identified five specific projects that would be delivered to residents by Jan. 1, 2019:
1. Three new neighborhood parks
- Fronterra Park: Completed Aug. 25, 2015
- Turnberry Park: Completed Aug. 15, 2016
- Villages East Park: Completed Sept. 22, 2016
2. New outdoor leisure pool
- Paradice Island at Pioneer Park: Completed July 10, 2015
3. New recreation center
- Located at E. 112th Avenue and Potomac Street. Under construction; completion expected spring 2018. Read on...
4. Additions to the existing recreation center
- Located at 6060 E. Parkway Drive. In design; renovations/construction complete in late 2018. Read on...
5. Widening of Tower Road
- Located between E. 80th and E. 103rd. Under construction; completion expected late 2017. Read on...
The city is delivering these voter-approved projects with the following goals in mind:
- Build high quality facilities to lower their long-term maintenance costs
- Spend taxpayer dollars wisely and transparently
- Complete projects on time
Visit the project pages to learn the latest on construction updates: