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Development Manual

The Town of Christiansburg recognizes the need for a unified Town-wide Development Manual that identifies minimum Standards and Design Criteria to be used for development and redevelopment within the Town limits. The purpose of this manual is to present the minimum standards and design criteria and identify references for use in the planning, design and construction of new development and redevelopment in the Town of Christiansburg.

The minimum standards for site and land development are intended to protect and promote the general welfare of all citizens by accomplishing these goals:

• Design/construction of safe and durable streets, driveways and parking lots.
• Design/construction of stormwater drainage systems to reduce flooding.
• Complete and accurate plans to ensure grading and property issues are addressed.
• Measures to control erosion and sediment during construction.
• Reduction and control of stormwater pollution through good design features.

The Development Manual will assist developers, engineers, contractors, inspectors and property owners in the best practical design for site development and redevelopment activities. This manual contains the minimum requirements applicable to most properties; however, the design engineer (with assistance from other design professionals as needed) must thoroughly investigate field conditions and coordinate all design efforts.

Major objectives for the manual, in terms of protecting the general public, are focused on providing good stormwater and street design to satisfy requirements of the Town of Christiansburg Stormwater Program (which is part of the Engineering Department). Stormwater design is essential in reducing and controlling erosion, nonpoint source pollution, flooding and other drainage problems. The Stormwater Engineering Division has primary responsibilities for preventing pollution in natural creeks and streams.

The manual, in its entirety, is still being completed. In the meantime, we have begun to upload the completed sections. This page will be updated as sections are added.

Development Manual Sections

Section 0: Introduction
(updated: June 5, 2017)
Section 2: Plan Review (updated Aug. 18, 2017)
Section 4: Stormwater (updated June 5, 2017)