The Capital Planning Office helps plan the City of Austin’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP), but what exactly is the CIP?
The CIP is all around you. You may not think about it every day, but it’s the sidewalk you walk on, the park at which you meet your friends, even the pipes that carry water that comes out of your faucet. These are public assets that are maintained by the City of Austin, and they are part of a larger system of infrastructure that affects each and every person’s quality of life.
A capital improvement project is the building block of the Capital Improvement Program. Capital improvement projects may include new construction or renovation of recreation centers and libraries, acquisition of parkland, reconstruction of streets, replacement of water and wastewater lines, the creation of urban trails, restoration of creek banks, and the purchase of new City vehicles and information technology networks
Learn more about the Capital Improvement Program in our new publication, The Austin Around You. You can view it here or check or find a printed version at city facilities, like libraries, recreation centers and City Hall.