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 2021-2025)

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 annual CIP expenditures typically range between $2.7 and $3.7 million.

The Planning and Zoning Commission is expected to be presented with a draft CIP in March 2020 and will make a recommendation to the City Council. The City Council will then hold work sessions to review the proposed CIP update. A public hearing will be advertised and held by the City Council before final adoption. 

Submit Your Ideas

The deadline to submit ideas for the spring discussion of the CIP (FY 2021-2025) was January 31, 2020.

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.