2019 Community Improvement Program

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None of the things that make Loveland a great place to live, work, raise a family or retire happened by accident. The community amenities we enjoy and benefit from - the Loveland Museum, the Loveland Public Library and the Chilson Recreation Center - are here because we worked together to make them happen.

As Loveland rapidly approaches becoming a city of 80,000 residents, this is the time to ask what we want for our future, to decide what projects will benefit our growing community most, and how, as we did in the mid-80's, we can make them a reality. 


Under the slogan “Your City - Your Future,” the Community Improvement Program is a citizen-driven effort to identify public projects that residents of Loveland say they want, and to find ways to bridge gaps in City funding to pay for them.


The Community Improvement Program Citizen Task Force - a group of primarily community members and some City of Loveland staff - has been meeting since early 2018. The Task Force has already held a number of community meetings to gather feedback from the public.  The Task Force will continue to engage the public by providing lots of opportunities for public input on this potential ballot measure.

In the first few months of 2019, two public opinion surveys were conducted to get feedback on Loveland residents' interest in pursuing these projects by voting in a half-cent sales tax increase to pay for under-funded City projects. The results of both the mailed and phone surveys are below.

Mailed Survey Results

Phone Survey Results

At the May 28 City Council Study Session, these survey results were presented to the Loveland City Council. Council accepted the recommendation of the Citizen Task Force to move forward with placing a half-cent sales tax on the ballot to fund the list of eight projects as outlined in both surveys.

Loveland City Council will continue to study and evaluate the proposed projects and ultimately decide whether this proposed ballot measure should go before voters in November, 2019.


In the weeks and months ahead, you, the citizens of Loveland, will be invited to attend a variety of public events where you can share your hopes, thoughts and ideas for the kinds of capital improvement projects you would like to see in Loveland. Your input, involvement and interest are critical to the success of any or all of the proposed projects.

The information below describes in detail the Community Improvement Program, the projects it could support and how they may be funded. An event listing provides the where and when for all upcoming community meetings, and an FAQ addresses questions that residents might have about the program.

Please check out this information, join us at as many upcoming events as you can, and feel free to leave a comment or ask a question at the bottom of this page.

And thank you for your interest and participation in YOUR CITY. YOUR FUTURE. The 2019 Community Improvement Program. All of these projects are ultimately about YOU.

A Legacy of Commitment
The Promise of a Vibrant Future
The Proposed Half-cent Sales and Use Tax

Below are the Community Improvement Program projects under consideration:

 Branch library rendering

Loveland Public Library branch -
Community members would guide design,
location and features for 
satellite library in a 
new area of the City, perhaps on west side. 

 Taft widening project

Taft Avenue improvementsNo funding exists for
Phase 3 of Taft Avenue construction,
including rebuilding Eisenhower intersection
and widening north of that area.

 Trail underpass

Recreation Trail underpassesEssential links in
the City’s trail network, underpasses under arterial
streets greatly enhance the safety of pedestrians
and bicyclists.

 Fire Station 3

Fire Station No. 3 replacementNow near the end of
life cycle, FS 3 will be replaced to accommodate
additional crews, apparatus to keep pace with City’s growth.

 Rec center rendering

West Side recreation center30-year-old Chilson
center is over capacity. Recreation study in
2015 validated demand and need for a new center
in west Loveland. 

 Museum expansion rendering

Loveland Museum ExpansionArchitectural work
already complete for 26,000-square-foot,
on-site expansion with new exhibit space,
auditorium and classrooms.

 Fire Station 5

Fire Station No. 5 renovationWhile scheduled for
replacement in 2024, renovations are needed to
keep the station functional and in mission-ready condition.

 US 34 upgrade

U.S. Highway 34 wideningFour miles of Eisenhower
Boulevard east of Boise Avenue remain a bottleneck
that generates most of residents’ congestion complaints.

Community Improvement Program