Introduction to Capital Project Planning

Capital Project Planning can be used to define a project portfolio, organize the portfolio into an official capital improvement plan, and share the plan with internal and external stakeholders.

High-quality infrastructure is essential to a community's economic vitality and quality of life. A good capital project planning process helps communities make smart infrastructure improvements and investments in their future. Governments may have hundreds of projects in their capital improvement plan (CIP) that range in cost from thousands to billions of dollars. Managing this CIP comes with inherent challenges that can impact the schedule, quality, and cost of infrastructure improvements. Capital Project Planning is typically implemented by government agencies and utilities that want an efficient way to manage and share a capital improvement plan.

The Capital Project Planning solution delivers a set of capabilities that help you define capital project plans, coordinate project schedules with internal and external agencies, manage pavement moratoriums, organize a project portfolio into an official capital improvement plan, and share capital improvement plans with the public and other key stakeholders.

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This ArcGIS Solution can be deployed in your ArcGIS organization.

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See Deploy an ArcGIS Solution for more information.


Capital Project Planning requires the following:

  • ArcGIS Online

Information products

Capital Project Planning includes the following information products:

ItemDescriptionMinimum user type

Capital Project Plans

A Category Gallery app that includes a collection of ArcGIS Web AppBuilder apps used by project leads to organize new capital project plans and revise project information during the planning process


Capital Project Review

A Crowdsource Manager app used by plan review staff to organize a project portfolio into an official capital improvement plan


Capital Project Review Dashboard

An ArcGIS Dashboards app used by plan review staff to examine proposed projects before inclusion in an official capital improvement plan


External Agency Projects

An ArcGIS Web AppBuilder app used by private utilities and external agencies to share capital projects planned for their respective infrastructure


Pavement Moratoriums

An ArcGIS Web AppBuilder app used by engineering and operations staff to inventory moratoriums that preclude, or restrict, right-of-way activity on newly paved streets


Capital Improvement Plan

An ArcGIS Experience Builder app used by the public and other interested parties to review projects included in the capital improvement plan

Viewer (required if application is used for internal purposes only)

When you deploy this solution in your ArcGIS organization, you also get an ArcGIS Solution item that organizes the key information products and summarizes all the ArcGIS items (applications, forms, projects, maps, feature layers, feature layer views, and so on) included with the solution. The ArcGIS Solution item also illustrates any dependencies items have on each other.

Release notes

The following are the release notes:



  • A new Capital Project Plans app.


  • First release of Capital Project Planning