Draft Capital Improvement Plan Available for Review
The Urbana Public Works Department presented a draft of the annual update to the City’s $102.9M Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to the City Council this past Monday, May 22, 2023. The City welcomes public review and inspection, and are encouraged to submit comments and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 19, 2023.
The CIP is the City’s plan for addressing infrastructure and capital asset needs. This plan outlines drafted projects for the subsequent five fiscal years (currently for Fiscal Year 2024 through Fiscal Year 2028) for the following types of capital improvements: streets, sidewalks, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, traffic signals and lights, storm and sanitary sewer infrastructure, and public facilities. Revenue for the CIP comes from motor fuel taxes, City of Urbana General Fund transfers, grants, and sewer usage fees.
Significant projects include:
- The construction of two new fire stations (in progress) that will replace outdated and obsolete buildings
- A continued commitment to the City’s Equity and Quality of Life Project, which funds small, human-scaled projects in underinvested neighborhoods
- Planned major transportation projects
- Lincoln Avenue (Wascher to Killarney Streets) $10.7M. Studies were completed in Fiscal Year 2024, with construction starting in Fiscal Year 2027
- Florida Avenue (Wright to Hillcrest Streets) $12M. Studies were completed in Fiscal Year 2024 with construction starting in Fiscal Year 2026
- Lincoln Avenue (Florida Avenue to Green Street) $8.9M. Studies were completed in Fiscal Year 2024 with construction starting in Fiscal Year 2028
This draft of the CIP is now available for review here. A list of City plans can be seen here. New this year is an easily accessed project map located here.