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Design Standards & Policies Manual (DSPM)

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We are updating the Design Standards & Policies Manual.  This effort began in June, 2014 with city staff review of the document.  The draft document was posted on the City's Internet for comment beginning September 15, 2014 and concluding October 16, 2014.  Input and revisions were compiled and document revisions were posted to the Internet for additional review.   A Development Review Board Non-Action hearing was held on November 6, 2014 for public comments and board discussion.  A Development Review Board Action hearing was held on December 4, 2014 the discussion concluded with the Board taking action to continue the item to February 5, 2015. In February, the item was continued to March 5, 2015 to allow additional community review. Then, at the March 5th hearing, the Board continued the item indefinitely in order for Chapters that were not part of the original proposal to be completed and brought forward at a date to be determined.

Staff committed to work with the community who might be interested in providing more input on the document.  Your input is valued. Please provide comments on the Draft 2014 DSPM manual

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2009 DSPM Manual effective February 7th, 2010

The most recent version of the 2009 manual is available below.

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                                Table of Contents



                                 2009 DSPM

                                1  Introduction  (pdf/2.18kb/60pp/01-12-10)
                                      1-1    Development Processes
                                      1-2    Improvement Plan Requirements
                                2  Site Planning (pdf/2.19MB/64pp/01-12-10)
                                      2-1    General Considerations & Requirements
                                      2-2    Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL)
                                 3  Land Divisions & Dedications (pdf/925kb/46pp/01-12-10)
                                4  Grading & Drainage (pdf/3.6MB/48pp/01-12-10)
                                5   Transportation (pdf/7MB/188pp/01-12-10)
                                      5-1     Transportation Impact Studies
                                      5-2     ROW Management
                                      5-3     Geometrics
                                      5-4     Traffic Signal Design
                                      5-5     Signs & Markings
                                      5-6     Transit
                                      5-7     Bikeways
                                      5-8     Pedestrian Facilities
                                      5-9     Neighborhood Traffic Management
                                      5-10   Flexible Pavement
                                6   Water (pdf/948kb/31pp/01-12-10)
                                7   Wastewater (pdf/642kb/24pp/01-12-10)
                                8  Streetscapes, Parks & Trails (pdf/3.14MB/90pp/01-12-10)
                                      8-1     Landscaped Medians/ROWs
                                      8-2     Parks
                                      8-3     Non-Paved Trails
                                9   Public Works & Facilities (pdf/3.65MB/66pp/01-12-10)
                                      9-1     Infrastructure Plan Requirements
                                      9-2     Facilities Plan Requirements
                                      9-3     Building Standards
                                      9-4     Construction Bid Documents
                                10  Native Plants (pdf/392kb/10pp/01-12-10)
                                 11  Fire (pdf/414kb/8pp/01-12-10)
                                 12  Disability Access (pdf/977kb/14pp/01-12-10)

                                Questions or Comments?

                                Call Joe Morris at 480-312-2757 or e-mail josm@scottsdaleaz.gov

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