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Press Release: Forest Preserves Releases 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan

The Forest Preserves of Cook County presented its 2014 – 2018 capital improvement plan to the Capital Development Committee at a meeting today. The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a five-year projection of the Forest Preserves’ infrastructure investment needs and priorities that is updated annually.

“For the past year, we have been focused on the architectural and engineering design phase of an ambitious slate of capital projects that are primarily funded through general obligation bonds issued in 2012. The next two years will see much higher than normal construction activity as we begin to break ground on these projects,” Forest Preserves of Cook County General Superintendent Arnold Randall said.

Many projects in the CIP were recommended in master plans for camps and recreation facilities or comprehensive assessments of buildings and bridges that were completed in 2012. Additional, more specific site master plans were completed in 2013 that resulted in new projects being added to the CIP this year.

Trails and camps are the largest spending category in 2014, followed closely by building, recreation and site improvement projects.

The CIP is available for download and review on the District’s website at fpdcc.com/CIP. It will be accepted by the full Forest Preserve Board of Commissioners at the March 11, 2014 board meeting


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