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Design & Development Standards Manual

The Design and Development Standards Manual provides process and design details to interested parties who require information about new subdivision developments, infill development and redevelopment of properties in the City of Saskatoon.  

Latest update: February 18, 2022  
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Section 1 – Introduction         
Introduction to the scope of the Design and Development Standards Manual and topics such as regulatory authority, Proponent’s responsibility, and liability.

Section 2 – Land Development Process
Submissions and approvals, concept plan, servicing agreement, and levies for subdivision development.

Section 3 – Construction Practices
Regulatory requirements for construction of municipal infrastructure including Approval to Construct, Construction Completion, Maintenance, and Final Acceptance.

Section 4 – Water Distribution System
Submissions and approvals, design flows, system components, and future developments relating to the water distribution system.

Section 5 – Sanitary Sewer Collection System
Submissions and approvals, design flows, system components, and future developments relating to the sanitary sewer collection system.

Section 6 – Storm Water Drainage System
Submissions and approvals, design flows, minor and major system components, property drainage, water quality, and future developments relating to the storm water drainage system.  Refer also to Wetland Design Guidelines and Low Impact Development Design Guide.

Section 7 – Service Connections
Submissions and approvals, water and sanitary service connections, and storm sewer connections.

Section 8 – Transportation System
Transportation and road-related elements including vertical design, pavement design, boulevards, bikeways, and sidewalks.

Section 9 – Surface Infrastructure
Pavement structural design guidelines. 

Section 10 – Consultant Guidelines for Inspection & Construction
General requirements of the private developer, the Developer's Consultant Engineers and Contractors for the construction and inspection of municipal services and infrastructure. Refer also to the Private Development Communication Plan (Appendix A)

Section 11 – Drawing Requirements and Standards
Requirements and standards for all drawings detailing alterations or additions to the water distribution, sanitary sewer collection, storm water drainage, and transportation systems. A package of support files is available and includes City of Saskatoon standards documentation, legend, title blocks, text styles, symbols and line types. The download of the 56 MB zip file will begin automatically at this link: Support Materials for Drawings.