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Capital Improvement Plan
Katherine Hendricks
Assistant Town Administrator

100 Ann Edwards Ln.
Mount Pleasant, SC  29464

The Town’s Capital Improvement Plan represents a guide for the maintenance and acquisition of capital assets. It is an important management tool because it helps evaluate the effects of large capital costs on the Town’s operating budget and financial standing in terms of debt burden and capacity.

The entire CIP is not an adopted budget. Only the first year of the CIP will become part of the Town’s annual budget once approved. The CIP also is not a static planning tool as it is evaluated annually and adjusted according to Town Council’s goals and financial considerations.

The CIP for FY 2017-2021 prioritizes the Town’s plan to invest in the construction and repair of Town facilities, equipment, roads, parks and drainage. The capital plan provides a planned approach to utilizing the Town’s financial resources in the most responsive and efficient manner to meet its infrastructure and facility needs. The capital plan serves as a “blueprint” for the future of the community’s growth and development, and highlights the importance of capital maintenance and replacement so these needs can be addressed in a timely and coordinated manner.

Funding availability is determined through the Town’s five-year financial forecast. Estimates of current year and future year funding are based on historic trends and forecasted future economic conditions. Projects are also scheduled to maintain established benchmarks on fund health such as fund balance requirements.

Completed CIP Projects
  • Farmers Market Restroom Facility
  • Park West Blvd. & Bessemer Road Roundabout (by FY 2016 End)
  • Long Point Road & I-5-26 On Ramp
  • Billy Swails Blvd. (4A)
  • Phase 1 of Field Drainage Improvements
  • Alhambra Hall Renovation
  • Edwards Park Pump Station Replacement
  • Fire Station 6 at Carolina Park and Police Substation (by FY 2016 End)

New CIP Project Requests
  • Diesel Exhaust System ($200K)
  • Cityworks - PLL ($253K)
  • Park West Pool Renovation Design ($150K)
  • Jones Center Comprehensive Renovation ($1.1M)
  • Darby Building Comprehensive Renovation ($769K)
  • Coleman/Patriots Point/Magrath Darby Intersection Improvements ($3.3M)
  • Belle Hall Elementary/Jones Center Circulation Improvements ($145K)
  • Cityworks - MPDOT ($80K)
  • Park West Boulevard Widening ($4.7M)
  • Pitt Street Bridge Restrooms ($200K)
  • Joe Rouse/Highway 41 Turn Lane ($750K)
  • Highway 41 Widening ($9.2M)
  • Old Village Stormwater Assessment and Engineering ($100K)

Partially Funded CIP Projects
  • Pavement Preservation (Funded $1M; Not Funded $.5M past FY 2017)
  • Pitt Street Restrooms (Design Funded)
  • Rifle Range Park (Only Design is Funded)
  • Carolina Park Phase 3 (Only Design is Funded)
  • Soccer Field Replacement at Patriots Point (Design Funded)
  • Wando Park Blvd. Sidewalk  (Applied for Transportation Sales Tax (TST) Funding)
  • Memorial Waterfront Park Phase 2 ($2M Funded)
  • Utility Underground (McCants Portion Unfunded)
  • Employee Parking at Six Mile (Design and Partial Construction Funded)
  • Highway 41 Widening (Design Funded)
  • Park West Boulevard Widening ($100K of Design Funded)

CIP Project Recap
  • 67 Funded and Partially Funded Projects totaling $161M
  • 27 Funded Projects totaling $63M
  • 94 Projects totaling $225M