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Capital Improvements Budget Planning (Planning Department)

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.

Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Capital Improvements Budget

The process to create the Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Improvements Budget has begun. Drafts of the budget will be added as they move through the process.

The Report on Council Requests for the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Capital Improvements Budget incorporates Councilmember requests for projects during the Fiscal Year 2022 request period. This report includes two sets of assessments. One assessment is by Planning Department staff concerning how projects align with NashvilleNext's Guiding Principles and Growth and Preservation Concept Map. The second assessment is departmental assessments of requests.

Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Capital Improvements Budget

On March 26, 2020, the Metro Planning Commission voted unanimously to submit the 2021 Capital Improvements Budget to Mayor Cooper. Metro Council passed the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Capital Improvements Budget on June 10, 2020.


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Previous Capital Improvements Budgets

Finance Department's Capital Budget and Planning Page: Includes final Capital Improvements Budgets since 2008, as well as Capital Spending Plans, Capital Status Reports, and Four Percent Reserve Funds

Planning Department Previous Capital Improvements Budgets: Includes Planning Department Capital Improvements Budgets documents since 2016

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