What is CIVIC?
CIVIC is your resource for information on the City of Austin’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP).
View City of Austin capital improvement projects on CIVIC’s Map Viewer – an interactive tool for geographically locating projects and finding information including the point of contact for project updates, current project status and more.
The Map Viewer shows current projects funded in whole or in part by bond programs from 2013, 2012, 2010, 2006 and earlier. Projects that have no physical location or that have multiple locations throughout the city appear in the Unmapped Projects list located below the map. Real estate acquisitions do not appear on the map or in the Unmapped Projects list until after the City finalizes the purchase.
Dynamically interact with information for projects on CIVIC using the City of Austin’s Data Portal. You can custom-build project lists, charts and reports and export data to your own computer or mobile device.
Access communications about the CIP, such as reports detailing:
Current spending on capital improvement projects by City department
Updates on the City’s voter-approved bond programs (visit the Project Explorer for information about the 2016 Mobility Bond Program)
Information about planned projects and spending for the next five years
What is the Capital Improvements Program?
The Capital Improvements Program, often referred to as the CIP, is the City of Austin’s program for building or acquiring new assets and rehabilitating or replacing existing assets.
Each year, departments responsible for managing city-owned assets identify and prioritize needed improvements – such as renovations to libraries and recreation centers, repaving of streets, or replacement of water and wastewater lines - and organize them into projects. Collectively, these projects are referred to as the Capital Improvements Program.
Capital improvement projects implement the construction, replacement, renovation or purchase of city assets that are useful to the community. Assets can consist of infrastructure or services, including – but are not limited to:
Facilities – e.g., recreation centers, libraries and public safety facilities
Housing – e.g., programs and services that support neighborhood housing and community development
Land –e.g., open space, parkland or property for future development
Mobility Infrastructure –e.g., roads, trails, bikeways and sidewalks
Park Amenities – e.g., pools and playscapes
Stormwater –e.g., storm drains, creek tunnels and ponds to treat water quantity and quality
Vehicles/Equipment – e.g., public safety vehicles and information technology networks
Water Infrastructure – e.g., water and wastewater lines
Low-cost improvements as well as the regular maintenance of facilities and infrastructure are not considered capital improvement projects. These projects are typically funded through a department’s annual operating budget. CIP projects are varied, so some may require years of planning and construction while others may be completed in a shorter timeframe.
The Capital Improvements Program is supported through multiple funding sources, including–but not limited to–bonds (debt), grants, cash, transfers from operating funds, and interagency agreements.
What’s Coming Next?
What you are viewing is the second phase of CIVIC. In the future, current CIP projects funded by other sources in addition to voter-approved bond programs will be included.
Information about projects funded by other sources can be found in communications located on the Reports page. Read about how the Capital Improvements Program is funded in the FAQ.
We want your feedback to help us enhance CIVIC in future phases. Go to the Contact Us page and let us know what you think.