Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Projects

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Capital Improvements Program (CIP)


The five-year CIP identifies capital infrastructure needs of the community and indicates how these needs will be funded over the five-year period. In general, only projects that cost more than $150,000 and have a useful life in excess of 5 to 10 years qualify for funding in the CIP. (Two examples of average cost: $500,000 to $4 million for roads and curb and gutter; $8 million to $15 million for facility renovations.) The CIP is updated annually and is subject to change with each update.

CIP Projects Versus Maintenance Projects


CIP projects (see examples below) generally require significant engineering design and construction, whereas maintenance projects (like road paving, crosswalk painting, sidewalk section replacement, and landscaping) require routine upkeep every one to five years.

Interactive Project Map


Explore all the active CIP and general maintenance projects on the City's Interactive CIP map. This map highlights ongoing and recently completed projects for transportation, facilities, public safety, stormwater, and parks. This map will provide the Falls Church community with an easy way to view the location and status of active, completed, or ongoing projects throughout the City. The active projects on the map give information on program, starting fiscal year, funding source, estimated cost, project manager, and website. Users are encouraged to click on the related for more detailed project information.

What is Capital Infrastructure?


This term refers to the built environment that makes the City of Falls Church safe, healthy, engaging, and beautiful and helps fulfill the City Council's vision of "A Special Place." Projects can be mandatory, like police emergency radios, but others build a quality community.

Some construction project examples include:
  • roads, sidewalks, crosswalks, bus shelters, traffic signals
  • stormwater water detention and pipes, sewer system, restoring flooding stream banks
  • tennis and basketball courts, park trails, park play equipment
  • HVAC, roofs, WiFi and fiber connectivity, renovation and expansion for public buildings (schools, City Hall, community center, library, police station, courts)
  • police emergency radio and 911 equipment
What are the Benefits?
  • ADA accessibility
  • Community building and quality of life
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Public safety
  • Reducing road congestion