Capital Improvement Program

What is the Capital Improvement Program (CIP)?

The CIP is the city's long-range plan for improvements to infrastructure, parks and other community facilities. The CIP is a tool to assess the long-term capital needs, values and desires of the city and to establish funding of high-priority projects in a timely, cost-effective manner.

CIP Goals

The following are goals of the CIP:
  • Provide a planned replacement of deteriorating infrastructure
  • Repair deteriorated infrastructure
  • Improve operational or functional aspects of existing infrastructure
  • Add new facilities and improve the community’s infrastructure to enhance the quality of life in Creve Coeur
  • Provide for planned replacement of major equipment required for City operations

5-Year CIP Process (FY 2020-2024)

The city updates its five-year capital improvement program (CIP) every year. An important part of this annual process includes gathering ideas for projects from Creve Coeur residents.

Capital improvements include projects such as the construction of sidewalks, installation of park amenities, street resurfacing and improvements to the stormwater system. Funding for capital projects comes from the city’s half-cent capital improvement sales tax, grants and transfers from the general fund. The capital budget for this fiscal year is approximately $9.5 million which includes the Police Building Fund and Debt Service. The CIP fund typically ranges from $2.8 to $3.7 million annually.

The Finance Committee considered the draft CIP at their meetings on March 5 and March 19 and recommended approval of the CIP to the City Council with some considerations for limiting spending in certain areas.  

The draft CIP was presented to the Planning and Zoning Commission on March 4 and April 1. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the City Council approve the CIP as drafted at their meeting on April 1.

The City Council considered and discussed the draft CIP at work sessions on February 25 and March 25. A public hearing was held at the City Council meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8.  Later that evening, the City Council passed Resolution 1425 to adopt the proposed CIP.

Submit Your Ideas

The deadline to submit ideas for this spring's discussion of the CIP was February 4, 2019.  However, it is never a bad time to submit ideas for capital improvements.  Considerations for the CIP process in the spring of 2020 have already begun. 

If you have an idea of how to improve the City, please send your idea to Matt Wohlberg at or mail it to: Matt Wohlberg, City Engineer, c/o CIP Ideas, City of Creve Coeur, 300 N. New Ballas Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141.  Your ideas will become part of the record for the next CIP.