Contact Information

Contact Information

Finance Department


Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)


The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a planning tool based on long-range physical planning and financial projections that forecast the City, the Bloomington Port Authority (Port), and Housing and Redevelopment Authority for the City of Bloomington (HRA) capital needs over a ten-year period as building blocks to help achieve the City's strategic vision and mission. The CIP includes a detailed description of every Capital Project anticipated to be initiated during the ten-year period.

2021-2030 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

The draft 2021-2030 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) was presented to the City Council at the October 26, 2020 Study Session and brought to the Planning Commission on December 3, 2020. The final 2021-2030 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) was adopted by the City Council after a Public Hearing on December 21, 2020.

Tier 1 Projects and Activities Dashboard

Project activities identified as "Tier 1" in the 2021-2030 Capital Improvement Plan are tracked on the Tier 1 Projects and Activities Dashboard, scheduled to be updated quarterly. The dollar amounts align with the estimates included in the approved CIP and actual dollar amounts may change. (last updated July 2021)

2020 Projects and Activities Dashboard

The 2020-2029 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)  was adopted by the City Council after a Public Hearing on April 20, 2020. Due to the economic downturn brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, projects scheduled for 2020 were re-evaluated.

Final status update for 2020 CIP projects
(last updated January 2021)

Capital Improvement Plan Goals

The CIP continues to evolve as project planning needs to respond to strategic community direction. Changes in economic conditions or other project related issues may alter timelines. Funding mechanisms change and projects become more or less feasible based on such funding changes. City management continuously looks for opportunities for efficiency which often change the projected needs for capital. The CIP is updated annually to ensure consistency and the reflection of changing strategic needs, cost fluctuations, and financial resources. The CIP document incorporating the recommended changes is then submitted to the City Council for consideration, modification, and adoption. The goals of the document are as follows:

  • Maintain a systematic approach to planning and initiating capital projects affording the opportunity to plan the location, timing, and financing of the needed public improvements.
  • Development of a realistic program of capital spending with the projected fiscal capability to finance such projects, avoiding sharp changes in the tax levy or bonded indebtedness.
  • Enable the City, Port and HRA to evaluate the needs of the entire City on a strategically oriented framework. 
  • Coordinate the capital needs with the adopted Comprehensive Plan.
  • Maintain awareness with the public and private investors of the scope of the City’s capital improvements.
  • Enhance opportunities for participation in federal and/or state grant and aid programs.

Recent CIP Documents