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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.

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)). The Development Review Board’s Resolution and three copies of the DS&PM are maintained on file with the City Clerk.

The Development Review Board may adopt modifications to DS&PM by Resolution.

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Contact Information

Development Engineering

Eliana Hayes
P: 480-312-2757
EHayes@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

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