Kirkland’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funds the City's capital needs over a six-year period based on various City-adopted long-range plans, goals and policies. Capital projects are generally large-scale in terms of cost, size and benefit to the community. The underlying strategy of the CIP is to designate resources for land acquisition, construction, and major maintenance of public facilities necessary for the safe and efficient provision of services. A critical element of a balanced CIP is the provision of funds to preserve or enhance existing facilities and provide new assets that will support service needs and community growth.
The CIP is constrained by available funding and by funding sources that have specific restrictions. The community’s needs for capital improvements significantly exceed available funding. For example, the 2017-2022 CIP
includes $780 million in capital investment needs, of which only $193 million are funded given limited resources.