As Denton grows, the City continues to invest in important infrastructure to maintain and improve mobility, health and safety, and quality of life for residents and visitors. The Denton Capital Improvement Program advances many different projects over a number of years, including voter-approved bond projects; water and wastewater construction projects, and electric system improvements, among others.
General Obligation Bond Programs
The following capital improvement funding was authorized by voters as part of the 2012 and 2014 bond programs:
- $82,110,000 for street improvements (2012 and 2014)
- $16,565,000 for public safety facilities (2014)
- $8,545,000 for stormwater drainage and flood control improvements (2014)
- $11,355,000 for park system improvements (2014)
In an effort to minimize the impact on the tax rate, the City plans to issue these bonds in increments over a six-year period, with the full amount issued by 2020. Progress on the implementation of the bond program is reported in the City's quarterly financial reports.
CIP & CURRENT PROJECTS
Denton Energy Center
Denton Energy Center Construction Overview – Oct. 23, 2017
Construction on the Denton Energy Center (DEC) is approximately 68 percent complete.
Expenditures to date are approximately 63.7 percent of the allocated project funds.
The target date to begin performance testing operations is early summer 2018.
The target date for commercial operations is during the summer of 2018.
Hurricane Harvey and the flooding of the greater Houston area caused a delay in the delivery of the last six remaining engines and generators to Denton. The North hall engines arrived in two batches. The second batch arrived in the Denton area on Sept. 30. This date was approximately 15 days behind schedule. All 12 engines and generators have been placed in the engine halls.
- Six engines moved into South Engine Hall – Sept. 15, 2017 (completed)
- Six North Hall engines arrive in Denton – Sept. 30, 2017 (completed)
- Six engines moved into North Engine Hall – Oct. 10, 2017 (completed)
- Engine substantial completion (auxiliary systems) – March 23, 2018 (on schedule)
- Start-up and commissioning – balance of plant – spring 2018
- Start-up and commissioning preliminary engine testing – late spring 2018
- Commercial operation of plant COP (generating power) – during summer 2018
- Engine reliability tests – immediately following COP
- Air emissions test – ongoing after preliminary engine testing