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Volume 3: Design Criteria

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DESIGN CRITERIA

 

 
PART I. 
Page
A. Preliminary Investigation
I - 1
B. Submittal Requirements
I - 1
C. Improvement Plans
I - 2
D. Specifications
I - 5
E. Utility Systems
I - 5
F. Street Trees - Landscaping and Irrigation
I - 5
G. Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs)
I - 5
H. Improvement Security
I - 6
I. Fees
I - 6
J. Condominium Plans
I - 6
K. Final Map
I - 6
L. Construction Permits
I - 7
M. Reference Standards for Design
I - 7

PART II. Surveying And Grading Criteria [PDF]
Page
A. Surveying Procedures
II - 1
B. Soils Investigation and Foundation Report
II - 1
C. Grading Plans, General
II - 2
D. Plot and Finish Grading Plans
II - 2
E. Retaining Walls
II - 3
F. Trenching and Backfills
II - 4
G. Storm Water Pollution Prevention
II - 4

PART III. Street Design Criteria [PDF]
Page
A. Public Street, General
III - 1
B. Alignment
III - 1
C. Gradient
III - 1
D. Pavement Structural Sections
III - 2
E. Private Developments
III - 3
F. Speed Humps
III - 3
G. Sidewalks
III - 3
H. Street Names
III - 4

PART IV. Driveways and Off-Street Parking and Loading Facilities [PDF]
Page
A. Driveways
IV - 1
B. Parking Lots and Off-Street Parking and Loading Facilities
IV - 2
C. Sidewalk Repair Criteria
IV - 3

PART V. Storm Drain Design Criteria [PDF]
Page
A. Hydrology Studies and Hydraulic Analyses
V - 1
B. Size Criteria
V - 1
C. Alignment
V - 2
D. Materials
V - 3
E. Storm Drain Design for Private Street Systems
V - 4
F. NPDES Permit Requirements
V - 4

PART VI. Sanitary Sewer System Design Criteria [PDF]
(Public and Private)
Page
A. Definitions VI - 1 
B. Size Criteria
VI - 1
C. Alignment
VI - 2
D. Materials
VI - 3
E. Maintenance Requirements
VI - 3

PART VII. Water System Design Criteria [PDF]
Page
A. Water Distribution, General
VII - 1
B. Water Demand Projection
VII - 1
C. Fire Flow Requirement
VII - 1
D. Water Storage and Transmission Facilities
VII - 1
E. Alignment
VII - 2
F. Materials
VII - 2
G. Cathodic Protection
VII - 3
H. Water Services
VII - 3
I. Fire Protection Systems
VII - 3
J. Thrust Blocks
VII - 4
K. Backflow Prevention Devices
VII - 4
L. Maintenance Requirements
VII - 5
M. Seismic Design for Water Pipelines
VII - 5

PART VIII. Traffic Control, Signing and Lighting [PDF]
Page
A. Traffic Studies
VIII -1
B. Traffic Signal Design Criteria
VIII -1
C. Street Lighting Design Criteria
VIII -2
D. Signing and Striping
VIII -4
E. Maintenance Requirements
VIII -5

PART IX. Special Requirements For Redwood Shores, and Other Areas With Bay Mud Conditions [PDF]
Page
A. General
IX - 1
B. Grading Criteria
IX - 1
C. Storm Drainage
IX - 2
D. Sanitary Sewer Design
IX - 3
E. Water Distribution
IX - 3

PART X.
Page
A. Submittals and Shop Drawings
X - 1
B. Cut Sheets
X - 1
C. Revisions to Approved Sheets
X - 2
D. Addition of New Sheets
X - 2
E. Record Drawings
X - 2

PART XI.
Page
A. General
XI - 1
B. Design Intent
XI - 1
C. Submittal Requirements
XI - 1
D. Utility Design Criteria
XI - 2
E. Utility Inspection, Maintenance, and Settlement Monitoring Program
XI - 4
F. Special Drawings for Utilities on Landfill
XI - 5

PART XII Attachments [PDF]
Page
Attachment A-1 General Notes [PDF]
XII - 1
Attachment A-2 Water Notes [PDF]
XII - 2
Attachment A-3 Notes for Working in Unincorporated Areas [PDF]
XII - 3
Attachment B Area Where Special Bay Mud Requirements Apply [PDF]
XII - 4
Attachment C Typical Grading and Geotechnical Engineer's Certificates [PDF]
XII - 5
Attachment D-1 Residential Drainage Guidelines [PDF]
XII - 10
Attachment D-2 Commercial Drainage Guidelines [PDF]
XII - 11
Attachment E-1 Parking Dimensions [PDF]
XII - 12
Attachment F Trench Clearances from Footings [PDF]
XII - 14
Attachment G Anode Specifications and Soil Resistivity [PDF]
XII - 15
Attachment H Improvement Plan Layout [PDF]
XII - 16
Attachment I Fees and Charges [PDF]
XII - 17
Attachment J Comparison of Datum [PDF]
XII - 18
Attachment K Checklist for Processing Final Maps [PDF]
XII - 19
Attachment L Sewage Generation Projection Worksheet [PDF]
XII - 23
Attachment M Design Review Checklist [PDF]
XII - 24
Attachment N Redwood City Speed Hump Policy Summary [PDF]
XII - 25
Attachment O Synthetic Unit Hydrograph [PDF]
XII - 26
Attachment Q Water Demand Projection Worksheet [PDF]
XII - 28
Attachment R1 C3 and C6 Development Review Checklist [PDF]
XII - 31
Attachment R2 NPDES Development Review Checklist [PDF]
XII - 47
Attachment S Geotechnical/Geologist Final Report [PDF]
XII - 50
Attachment T Water Service Areas Requiring Seismic-Designed Water Pipes [PDF] XII - 52 
Attachment U Recycled Water Development Standards [PDF]
XII - 53

PART XIII. Recycled Water System Design Criteria [PDF]
Page
A. General
XIII - 1
B. Recycled Water Demand Projection
XIII - 1
C. Fire Flow Requirement
XIII - 2
D. Recycled Water Storage, Pumping and Transmission Facilities
XIII - 2
E. Alignment
XIII - 4
F. Materials
XIII - 4
G. Cathodic Protection
XIII - 4
H. Recycled Water Service
XIII - 5
I. Thrust Blocks
XIII - 5
J. Backflow Prevention Devices on Potable Water System Serving the Same Site as the Recycled Water System
XIII - 5
K. Maintenance Requirements
XIII - 6
L. Seismic Design for Recycled Water Pipelines 
XIII - 6