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.

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)