In April of 2016 the City Council passed the Neighborhood Park and Street Infrastructure Plans ordinance – a landmark agreement to equitably address needed funding to repave City streets and maintain neighborhood parks far into the future. The measure provides $800 million over the next 20 years to help the City and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board keep up with needed improvements for city streets and neighborhood parks. A portion of this funding -- $21.2 million per year (adjusted for inflation) annually for 20 years, starting in 2017 – is dedicated toward increasing the capital street paving budget. The measure also specified the use of a criteria based system with a focus on racial and economic equity to annually select projects for the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Public Works spent the summer and fall of 2016 developing a data-driven set of criteria, with a focus on racial and economic equity, to select projects that would seize and create opportunities to improve quality of life for all Minneapolis residents. The results of that effort, and the supporting documentation, are documented in the 20 Year Streets Funding Plan.
Public Works updated the 20 Year Streets Funding Plan in 2018 to incorporate new datasets, such as updated pavement condition data, to adjust the scoring process to better align with City goals and policies, and to better align the criteria with what Public Works heard from public engagement held throughout 2017. The 20 Year Streets Funding Plan - 2018 Update describes the updated datasets and summarizes the changes made to the original Plan’s scoring framework. The 2018 Update replaces Chapter 4 of the original 2016 Plan; the remainder of the 2016 Plan remains current and valid. The 2018 Update informed the selection and planning process of the paving projects within the draft 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The 2019-2023 CIP was presented to the Capital Long-Range Improvement Committee on April 21 and 23, 2018.