Tallahassee’s 2022 Capital Budget Allocates $273.2 Million for Projects

Tallahassee’s 2022 Capital Budget Allocates $273.2 Million for Projects

The City of Tallahassee’s Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan for FY22-FY26 is approximately $1 billion over five years, including $273.2 million for FY22. The City’s capital budget allocates fund to general government projects and enterprise fund projects.

Listed below is where $273.2 million is being allocated during FY 22.

General Government

The general government capital budget for FY22 is approximately $123.6 million and includes expenditures for the following:

The Public Infrastructure and Traffic projects are recommended to be funded at $21.4 million in FY22 and continues the City’s capital investment in the maintenance of roads, sidewalks, and traffic systems. Some of the projects funded in this category include:

-Road Resurfacing Master Project, $5 million
-FAMU Way Phase IV, $4 million
-Maclay Commerce Drive/Maclay Boulevard, $3.5 million (includes roundabouts, landscaping, and enhanced pedestrian features)
-Sidewalks, $2 million new plus $1 million in maintenance
-Traffic systems and signals, $2.5 million

The Police Department capital program is recommended to be funded at $33.5 million in FY22. Some of the projects funded in the capital plan include the new police station at Northwood Mall, $311,000 for Body-worn Cameras, $277,800 for the joint Real Time Crime Center, as well as other equipment funding. Additional funding for Police technology needs is included in the Technology and Innovation section of the CIP.

The proposed FY22 capital budget includes $27.8 million in funding for Technology and Innovation projects. Funded projects include the Utility Technology Project, funded for $10.5 million, will replace the City’s current Customer Information System, a system integral to managing customer accounts, billing, financial monitoring, and analysis, and providing data analysis requirements for a cross-section of departments and users in the City. Technology and Innovation also includes $9.7 million for radio replacements citywide, $4 million for enterprise system improvements for the City’s PeopleSoft financial and accounting systems, and $1 million specifically for Police technology needs.

Funding for Parks and Recreation capital projects in FY22 is recommended at $18.9 million. This includes $15.9 million for the new Senior Center, $1.0 million for Northwest Park for initial planning and design, and $750,000 for renovation of the Forest Meadows facility.

StarMetro’s FY22 capital plan includes $8.1 million for the city’s share of a Federal Transit Authority grant to purchase six electric buses, as well as $4.2 million for the South City Transit Center.

Enterprise Fund Projects

Enterprise capital projects are typically funded by capital reserves and the issuance of revenue bonds. The total enterprise investment for FY22 is $149.6 million as illustrated below.

The Aviation FY22 capital development plan is approximately $36.8 million and includes funds for the following projects:

Rental Car QTA Service Facility – This project will provide for the construction, construction administration and resident project representative services required to develop a rental car quick turnaround facility. Project construction is anticipated to begin in Q1 2022 and be completed in 2023.

Taxiway Bravo Rehabilitation – This project includes the design, engineering, permitting, construction, construction administration and resident project representative services for the purposes of rehabilitation of pavement and lighting for Taxiways Bravo and Charlie. Project is currently in the planning stages, with design anticipated to begin in 2022.

International Passenger Processing Facility – This project is to provide design, engineering, permitting, construction, construction administration and resident project representative services for development of a Terminal Expansion that incorporates a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)–Approved International Passenger Processing Facility / Federal Inspection Station (FIS). Project construction is anticipated to begin in Q1 2022 and be completed in 2024. Project is contingent upon funding availability.

The FY22 Electric and Gas Capital Improvement Plan totals $45.6 million. These funds are allocated to power delivery, service expansion installations, demand side management/conservation activities, power generation and the gas utility.

The Underground Utilities FY22 Capital Improvement Plan totals $48.4 million, which includes $23.4 million for Sewer, $14.4 million for Water and $10.5 million for Stormwater.

5 Responses to "Tallahassee’s 2022 Capital Budget Allocates $273.2 Million for Projects"

  1. Moved here 60 years ago and the airport was a looser then as well as it is now………………….
    why oh why do we continue to expand, add to, rework, and rebuild this facility at tax payer expense ………………???? (it does nothing to increase traffic). AS for PARKS…………..the planners are ” park happy”………..stop in one of the many at any reasonable hour ……….they are less than 20% utilized……yet we build more and have to maintain more……….at taxpayer expense ! Lets cut back on some of these do-gooder projects and save us taxpayers a few bucks now and then !

  2. They should also make the airport more welcoming by funding a public transit route that runs from the airport to the colleges and to downtown – possibly use federal multi-module funds.

  3. “Maclay Commerce Drive/Maclay Boulevard, $3.5 million (includes roundabouts, landscaping, and enhanced pedestrian features)” …………………. This is a LOT for just $3.5 Million Dollars so, please explain to me how a Pedestrian Bridge at Cascades cost $7.4 Million Dollars? To me, THAT Pedestrian Bridge will always be used as a measuring stick on how much you spend on stuff..

  4. $1.0 million for Northwest Park for initial planning and design? That much money should also include the building of the Park. Where is THIS Park going because you already built a nice one at Cap. Cir. NW and Fred George Rd. that doesn’t get much use.

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