Design Standards & Policies Manual (DSPM)

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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 (PDF) 
Acronyms (PDF)
Definitions (PDF)


2009 DSPM

  1. Introduction(PDF)
    1-1 Development Processes
    1-2Improvement Plan Requirements
  2. Land Divisions & Dedications(PDF)
  3. Site Planning (PDF)
    2-1 General Considerations & Requirements
    2-2 Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL)
  4. Grading & Drainage (PDF)
  5. Transportation (PDF)
    5-1 Transportation Impact Studies 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)
  7. Wastewater(PDF)
  8. Streetscapes, Parks & Trails(PDF)
    8-1 Landscaped Medians/ROWs
    8-2 Parks
    8-3 Non-Paved Trails
  9. Public Works & Facilities(PDF)
    9-1 Infrastructure Plan Requirements
    9-2 Facilities Plan Requirements
    9-3 Building Standards
    9-4 Construction Bid Documents
  10. Native Plants(PDF)
  11. Fire(PDF)
  12. Disability Access(PDF)

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Contact Information

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7447 E. Indian School Rd., Suite 205 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251  
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TDD: 480-312-5419
F:  480-312-4000

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