Design Guide for Public Improvements

PIP Process Guide Cover. Opens in new windowThe City of Springfield has created a Public Improvement Plan Process Guide to assist Springfield developers, engineers, City staff and others in the development and plan review of Public Improvement Plans (PIP) as required by the Subdivision Regulations, Land Development Code, or other requirements of City Code and any applicable laws and regulations.

View the Public Improvement Plan Process Guide

This document is a reference tool intended to help standardize and clarify the process. For full detailed design requirements and specifications, please review the technical manuals provided below. 



The following three technical manuals outline the requirements for Public Improvements constructed in the City of Springfield, Missouri.

October 1, 2021 specification updates:

2021 updates made to the General Conditions, Design Standards and Technical Specifications manuals of the Design Guide for Public Improvements will take effect Oct. 1, 2021. These changes have been developed with input from the City's partners in the design and contracting community and generally consist of minor updates to language to provide clarity and consistency across all standards and requirements. 

All projects submitted beginning Oct. 1, 2021 must comply with the new manual changes.

For all plans submitted 
after June 1st, 2022

Due to software updates, the City has updated the standard Public Works Title Block requirements to aid in the automated process when applying approval signatures to plan sheets.  

All plans submitted after June 1st, 2022 must use the updated title block, margin and clear space requirements to be used for all Public Works drawings. The standard 24” x 36” sheet title block with a 0.5” margin on the top, bottom and right side. These margins must be present on all final drawings and the space in the bottom right must be blank for the placement of the “filed” stamp and signatures. 

View updated title block example and download .dwg file.

Design Standards

Regulations and practices regarding Public Improvements

2021 Design Standards

General Conditions and Technical Specifications

Regulations regarding Contracts and Construction methods

2021 General Conditions and Technical Specifications

Standard Drawing Details

PDF files of adopted Standard Drawing Details.

2021 Standard Drawing Details



PREVIOUS VERSIONS

2019
(Effective through Oct. 1, 2021)

2019 Design Standards

2019 General Conditions and Technical Specifications

2019 Standard Drawing Details


2018

2018 General Conditions and Technical Specifications
(for projects submitted after March 1, 2018)


2017

2017 Design Standards

2017 Standard Drawing Details

2017 General Conditions and Technical Specifications


2015

2015 Design Standards
(for projects submitted prior to Nov. 1, 2017)

2015 Standard Drawing Details
(for projects submitted prior to Nov. 1, 2017)

2015 General Conditions and Technical Specifications
(for projects submitted prior to Nov. 1, 2017)