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The approved infrastructure plans in this section are aimed to share current and upcoming infrastructure improvements as a way to help standardize the submittal process. Additional resources can be found it the Developer Doorway, a growing knowledge-base of information and tools dedicated to standardize the consistency and the quality of plan submittals, to provide technical resources, and to deliver reliable and timely status updates to the development community.

Online Plan Check Log

Proposed Plans / Drafts
Street Plans

Street improvement plans convey information about the improvements you plan to construct. These plans are reviewed to ensure compliance with City, State, and Federal standards; adequate space is left for on-street parking; travel lanes for the intended volume of traffic; pedestrian and bicycle safety; and other transportation related issues. A well designed public street system enhances public safety, improves air quality, reduces congestion, and contributes to community quality of life.

Landscape Plans

City of Fresno’s objective is to plant and to preserve trees on public property that provides aesthetics, air purification and shading for the serve the interest and welfare of the public . The objective shall be met by providing parkway, buffers, and trail landscaped areas. Landscaping Plans shall be reviewed to ensure compliance with all City, State, and Federal Standards.

Street Light Plans

Streetlight plans convey information about the type, wattage, and location of streetlights required to be installed with various types of residential, commercial, and industrial development projects. These plans may also include Safety Lights, which are traffic signal poles and luminaires which temporarily function as streetlights at intersections which will be signalized in the future. Streetlight plans prepared by the developer’s engineer are reviewed by the city to optimize public street illumination for traffic safety purposes, without imposing undue public maintenance and energy costs. A well designed public streetlight system enhances public safety while contributing to community quality of life.

Traffic Signal Plans

Street Signals are submitted by private engineers to accommodate the installation of public infrastructure that is required by development entitlements, which include, but are not limited to, new subdivisions, parcel maps, Site Plan Reviews, Rezones and Conditional Use Permits. The Street Signals are normally prepared by private engineers at the request of the developer and then submitted to Public Works where they are reviewed to verify that the signal plans follow Federal, State, and City of Fresno standards.

Signing and Striping Plans

Signing & striping plans convey information about traffic control devices required for the improvements you plan to construct. Traffic control devices can include regulatory, warning, and guide signs and on-pavement striping and other markings. These plans are reviewed to ensure public safety. Reviews take into account on-street parking, bicycle and traffic lanes, pedestrian crossings, visibility, and other transportation and community related concerns.

Deeds

Deeds of easement are submitted by private engineers and surveyors to accommodate the installation of public infrastructure that is required by development entitlements, which include, but are not limited to, new subdivisions, parcel maps, Site Plan Reviews, Rezones and Conditional Use Permits. The deeds convey public easements of several types, depending on what the requirements of the entitlement are. The various types of public easements include, but are not limited to, street, alley, sanitary sewer, water, pedestrian, and multipurpose trail. The deeds are normally prepared by private engineers and surveyors at the request of the developer and then submitted to Public Works where they are reviewed to verify that the easement areas offered agree with the associated construction plans, that the legal descriptions of the easements are mathematically correct, and that the City has been provided with sufficient signature authority to confirm that the deeds have been properly executed by the property owners.

Deed Submittal Form

Benchmark List Form
Standard Specifications and Drawings

Establishment and Adoption of these City Standard Specifications
These standard specifications were established by the Director of Public Works in August of 2002 and were adopted by the City Council of Fresno as Resolution Number 70-36 on the 4th Day of March, 1970 and updated August of 2002.

How to keep these Standard Specifications up to date
A master copy of and up-to-date Standard Specifications is kept in the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division. If you doubt that a page is up to date, please check the City of Fresno website to obtain information as to the most recent issue of the Standard Specifications, you may also call us at (559) 621-8685 to obtain information as to what is the latest reprint of this page.

How to determine the history of a particular paragraph, section, or subsection of the specifications.
If you have the latest page, the contents of that page will have all the up-to-date changes. If you desire to know either what a particular part once said or the dates when it was changed, refer to the paragraph itself. All of the paragraphs were originally written in August of 2002. Any changes since that time will be dated. Should you desire to know the intermediate changes between August of 2002 and the reading of the up-to-date page, you must visit the above office and review the pages as they have been changed from time to time.

Standard Specifications
Technical Library

IMPORTANT: The City of Fresno is not liable for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in any of these tools.

VIEW Fresno

VIEWFresno(SM) is a subscription software service that provides one place for the development professional to retrieve technical information needed to conduct business efficiently

System Requirements

Features Include:

  • Quick Searching and Zooming
  • Fast and Flexible Reporting
  • Extensive Content
  • Save Time and Money
  • Point and Click Web Browser Interface

Content Includes:

  • Water and Sewer technical information
  • Assessor and legal map information
  • Urban Growth Management information
  • Development Activity and General Plan Information
  • Digital imagery

ESRI Shape Files

The shapefile format is a popular geospatial vector data format for geographic information system (GIS) software.  An ESRI Compatible Shape File Viewer is required to view.

Parking Manual

The purpose of this manual is to present the design standards to regulate the development of off-street parking facilities in the City of Fresno.