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 plan for repair and replacement of deteriorating 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

CIP FY2024-FY2028

The City Council adopted the CIP FY2024-2028 through Resolution 1637 on April 24, 2023.

5-Year CIP Process

“Capital improvements” are long-lasting investments into the City’s infrastructure and facilities and include projects such as road and sidewalk construction, new park paths, playgrounds, renovation of City facilities, major equipment purchases and erosion control along creek banks. The City maintains a five-year outlook of its capital improvements through the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP serves as a critical planning tool to help establish, prioritize, organize and fund the City’s investments into the community.

The CIP is primarily funded through a one half-cent capital improvement sales tax, a one half-cent parks and stormwater sales tax, transfers from the City’s general fund, and grants from local, state, and federal aid programs. These revenue sources are estimated to provide approximately $7 million in the coming fiscal year.

Available revenues will fund improvements to the City’s facilities, parks, recreational facilities, streets, sidewalks, stormwater and major equipment. The City seeks to maximize its investment in the community while remaining within the budget.

Submit a Suggestion

An important part of the annual update to the CIP involves gathering ideas for projects and improvements from Creve Coeur residents. If you would like the City to consider a project or if you have a suggestion for improvements to the CIP, please submit your ideas by January 26, 2024, to or write to: CIP Ideas, c/o Steve Berecz, Assistant Director of Public Works/City Engineer, City of Creve Coeur, 300 North New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141.


City staff will submit a draft of the CIP to the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Finance Committee in late February. The draft CIP will be discussed in detail with all three of these bodies in March, which usually includes two work sessions with the City Council before Council adoption in April.

  • December-January: Input is collected from residents, City committees, and City staff.
  • February: City staff prepare the draft CIP and submit the draft CIP to the City Council.
  • March: The Planning & Zoning Commission and Finance Committee review the draft CIP and make recommendations. The City Council holds work sessions to review the draft CIP.
  • April: A public hearing is held regarding the proposed CIP, followed by adoption by the City Council.

For more information, please contact Steve Berecz, Assistant Director of Public Works/City Engineer, at or 314-442-2084.