Design Standards & Policies Manual
The Design Standards & Policies Manual (DSPM) is one of the official documents setting forth city requirements, standards, policies and procedures to enable development professionals to bring a development concept to fruition, including preparing plans, reports and related documents necessary to meet city standards.
This manual consists of twelve chapters which are: site planning; land divisions; grading and drainage; transportation; water; wastewater; streetscapes, parks and trails; public works and facilities; native plants; fire; and disability access. The information is generally presented in a sequence that parallels developing a tract of land from site planning and platting, to grading and development.
The DSPM was crafted in its current format in 2007, and updated in 2008 and 2009. On January 18, 2018 the Design Review Board approved the 2018 updates to the DSPM. The 2018 updates became effective February 20, 2018 with the final 2018 DSPM available through the link below. A 2018 DSPM revisions list is also available for download through this web page. Staff currently anticipates more frequent updates and welcomes all feedback through portal below.
This manual has been adopted by a Resolution of the Development Review Board under the authority delegated to it by the City Council (Section 48-5 of the Scottsdale Revised Code (SRC)).