Promises made, promises kept: five projects completed in five years
The end of renovation work at Eagle Pointe Recreation Center marks the successful fulfillment of the city’s promise to build five projects in five years through the $137 million capital improvement program. The program was made possible in 2013 when Commerce City voters approved a 1-percent sales and use tax to build new parks, recreation and roads projects. Since that time, city staff and a host of contractors, consultants and other entities helped ensure all five projects were completed on time and within budget.
Looking ahead to the future of the capital improvement program, the city continues to identify large projects that will be necessary to meet the needs of a growing community. Funds from the existing tax will also be used to operate and maintain these new community assets. The city’s five-year Capital Improvements and Preservation Plan (CIPP) outlines which projects are anticipated to receive funding in the annual budget over the next few years.
More information about the city’s five-year CIPP - including proposed future projects and planned funding - is included in the city’s 2019 budget, which is available online at c3gov.com/budget. To learn more about the capital improvement program, visit c3gov.com/QCL.