2014 Bonds

Capital Needs Projects

In November 2014 city voters approved $139.2 million in general obligation bonds to finance unmet capital needs in the areas of:

  • Economic development
  • Housing
  • Public safety
  • Recreation and parks
  • Streets and sidewalks


Of the 42 projects approved in the bond referendum, 40 are completed, under construction or out for bid as of October 2018. This includes all 19 recreation projects, all eight public safety projects, and all but two of the 10 street and sidewalk projects on the ballot. Not yet underway: the Business 40 Corridor Improvements, which will be part of the rebuild of Business 40 about to get underway; and the Meadowlark Drive widening, which will be rebid after the first of the year.

In addition, renovations and expansion of the Benton Convention Center have been completed, and restoration of the historic Union Station is scheduled for completion by the end of the year. These projects were financed with $35.8 million in limited obligation bonds.

Bond Project Locations (JPG) Opens in new window40 of the 42 bond projects voters approved in 2014 are completed, under construction or under contract. The map does not show locations of street repaving and sidewalk projects. Numbers correspond with the projects listed. See a large view of the map (JPG).

Tracking Bonds

View the Bonds Tracker page to track individual projects. These are best viewed on a desktop or tablet.

Projects' Statuses

Browse the statuses of the various 2014 bonds projects.

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