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Workshop on Standards And Design Manual update

The City is currently undergoing a comprehensive update of the Standards And Design Manual (SADM).  The purpose of this update is to incorporate needed changes to align the manual with current City goals such as the Streets That Work Plan and other guiding principals.

We invite any feedback that may be useful to help shape this document.  A public workshop will be held on May 14th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the TJPDC Water Street Center located at 401 E. Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.  This workshop will be an opportunity to engage in discussion and solicit feedback.  If you are unable to attend the workshop, or would prefer to submit written feedback, please email  Feedback will be received through the month of May.  All feedback will be reviewed and incorporated as appropriate. 


1. Introductions
2. Overview of Manual Update Process
3. Purpose and Goals
 Small group discussions chapters in the manual
 Rotate to tables and discuss your questions and comments with City staff and consultant team
 Some input may be resolved on?site
 The City is accepting feedback electronically through May

4. Discussion Group Tables
 Chapter 2 Site Plan and Permitting
 Chapter 3 Traffic, Chapter 4 Transportation, Chapter 10 Lighting and Landscaping
 Chapter 5 SWM, Chapter 6 E&SC, Chapter 7 Environment and Sustainability
 Chapter 8 Bridges, Retaining Walls, and Other Structures, Chapter 11 Materials and Methods of  Construction, Chapter 12 Maintenance
 Chapter 9 Utilities
 Chapter 13 Historic/Design Control Districts

5. Next Steps
 Comment Period
 Responses from the City
 City Council Approval
 Final Manual Production
 Appendices: Details, Checklists, Specifications

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