About the Capital Improvements Budget
Each year the Planning Commission submits a list of recommended capital improvements to the Mayor, as required by the Metro Charter. This list, known as the Capital Improvements Budget (CIB) details improvements that are necessary or desirable to be constructed or provided during the next six years.
The Capital Improvements Budget (CIB) is a planning tool to prioritize and coordinate investments in long-term, durable improvements. Investments are considered capital improvements when they:
- Have a lifetime greater than 10 years
- Cost more than $50,000
Capital improvements include Metro facilities and equipment, as well as infrastructure. Infrastructure refers to the investments that shape private activities, like deciding where to live, start a business, or invest. The Planning Commission’s role is most tied to infrastructure, which must be closely coordinated with land use policy.
Metro Planning is continually working to ensure that the Capital Improvements Budget aligns with NashvilleNext, is more accessible and transparent, and is data-driven.