Capital Improvement Program

Purpose of the Plan

A Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) outlines the Town’s plan for achieving the goals and objectives desired by the Mayor and Town Council. The purpose of this plan is to forecast and match projected revenues and major capital needs over a specific period of time. Capital planning is an important management tool that strengthens the linkages between community infrastructure needs and the financial capacity of the Town.  

What types of projects are included in the CIP?

The Town decides the cost threshold and types of projects to include in the CIP.  Currently projects with a cost greater than $100,000 and a useful life of at least two years (excluding vehicles and other rolling stock) are considered candidates for the CIP.  This includes:

  • Renewal and replacement of existing infrastructure
  • Streets / sidewalks / paths
  • Electric utility undergrounding
  • Storm water / drainage
  • Technology
  • Sustainability
  • Wastewater

How are the projects determined?

The projects are determined and ranked in four steps.  These steps include:

  1. Identify needs / projects
  2. Determine project costs
  3. Prioritize projects
  4. Develop financing strategies.
More information regarding project determination including ranking and financing, please follow the link below to view the FY2017-18 Budget and CIP.

Five Year CIP

Current Projects

The Town of Paradise Valley prides itself on providing successful, high quality capital improvement projects as identified in the Capital Improvement Plan in a timely manner. If you have questions or comments regarding any of the projects listed below please contact the Engineering Department.

Lincoln Drive Sidewalk Project -           32nd Street to Mockingbird Lane

The Town has received a $2M Federal Grant to complete any missing sidewalk connections within the Town Limits along Lincoln Drive.  The project includes new meandering colored concrete sidewalks along the north side of Lincoln Drive between 32nd Street and Hillside Drive as well as on the south side of Lincoln Drive between Casa Blanca and Mockingbird Lane.  The first public meeting regarding the project was held on February 13th.  The presentation from the meeting is available here.

Project Fact Sheet

Preliminary Sidewalk Layout and Cross Sections

Segment 3B

Doubletree Ranch Road Reconstruction Project - Invergordon to Scottsdale

The Town is currently working on a design to reconstruct one mile of Doubletree Ranch Road from Invergordon Road to Scottsdale Road.  The design includes a new meandering alignment with landscaped medians, bike lanes, and a meandering sidewalk.  In addition, a roundabout will be constructed in the intersection of Doubletree Ranch Road and Invergordon Road.  

A public meeting was held on April 25th in the Town Hall Community Room.  Materials from the meeting can be found below:

PowerPoint Presentation

Roll Plot

Conceptual Board

Please provide any feedback you have regarding the design, your property frontage, or any questions or concerns you have regarding the project to Jeremy Knapp at

APS Undergrounding District 30 - Scottsdale Road and Jackrabbit

Located on the east side of Scottsdale Road between Jackrabbit and Vista, District 30 is the final APS undergrounding project within the Town.  APS has nearly completed design of this project and the resident funding threshold has been met.  Currently the final easement documentation is being completed.  Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2017 with completion in the spring of 2018.  If you'd like to be a neighborhood liaison for this project, please contact Jeremy Knapp at 480-348-3622.
District 30
Watershed Studies - Cherokee and Cheney Watersheds

In response to recent storm events and their effect on town residents and resources, the Town Council has initiated a townwide stormwater study.  This engineering study involves a total of six watersheds over three years and will encompass the entire town.  It will document existing conditions within the town, identify possible solutions, consider possible funding sources, and prioritize future stormwater infrastructure improvements.  The first two watersheds include the Cherokee and Cheney area's of town.  For more information on this project, please see the project website by clicking here.
SRP Undergrounding Keim District - 44th Street to Hogahn Dr

This 14 lot undergrounding district includes the conversion of overhead power lines and phone lines.  The existing lines are in rough terrain and are hard to maintain for the utility providers.  The proposed plan includes relocating the lines into the right-of-way in front of the homes in the area.  Design is almost complete and public outreach has begun.  Assuming the necessary contributions are met, construction should begin in late 2017.

Roadway Improvements Related to the Ritz Carlton Resort - Lincoln, Mockingbird and Indian Bend

The town is currently engaging qualified engineering firms and contractors to design and build several miles of roadway near the future Ritz Carlton Resort.  The roadways include Lincoln Drive between Scottsdale Road and Mockingbird Lane, Indian Bend between Scottsdale Road and Mockingbird Lane, and Mockingbird Lane from Lincoln to Northern. These improvements to the roadway include paving, curbing, sidewalks, bike lanes, landscaping, traffic signals, and stormwater improvements.  More information regarding this project will be available as it progresses.  It's anticipated the design work will begin in the summer of 2016 with construction beginning in 2017.