OK Thanks. We used to have, back in the day of the holocom, a cp exchange for facilities I believe. Even during ICIS you were able to trade in for a tavern or palace for like 1 million cp's...
I wish they would come back. Just trade in CP's for a facility thats sort of special. Have it hanging in limbo until you can get build permissions for a city. If you dont get a place for the facility to be placed after two weeks, it will disappear from your inventory and the CP would be lost. If you have a place for it, you can place it from your inventory there, and the amount of time it would take to build is how long it will take to show up at that spot.
Actually, I could have sworn thats exactly how the holocom did it. Well, not exactly, but close to that way anyway.