DCSM, Letters to Industry and Technical Memos

Overview
The Design and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM) provides technical and administrative requirements for land development in the City of Manassas. Amendments (Letters to Industry and Technical Memos) serve as interpretations, corrections, and updates between DCSM adoptions.

Category Article Adopted Amendments
General Information Article 1  
Site Plan & Subdivision Submission Process Article 2
Historic Preservation, Landscaping, Fencing, and Screening Requirements Article 3  
Erosion Control Requirements Article 4  
Water Distribution System Article 5
Fire Service Systems Article 6
Sanitary Sewer Systems Article 7
Storm Drain Systems Article 8
Transportation Standards and Specifications Article 9
Geotechnical Guidelines Article 10  
Supplemental Standards and Specifications Article 11
Cross-Connection and Backflow Prevention Article 13  
Storm Drainage Exhibits - Appendix A Storm Drainage Exhibits  
Standard Forms Plan Review - Appendix B
Standard Forms of Legal Agreement - Appendix C Forms for Legal Agreements  


DCSM Amendments

Article Summary & Draft Documents

DCSM Section 2-400, 2-500, 2-1000, and Appendix B – Unit Price List


Updates to the City Standard Coversheet and Unit Price List

 

Updates to Appendix B – Unit Price List of the City of Manassas and Construction Standards Manual (DCSM) to replace the existing list and LTI #1 and #18. 

Issuance of updated City Standard Coversheet, effective February 5, 2024, to satisfy the plan submission of Article 2. Performance bond cost estimates have been removed from the coversheet and may be submitted either as a separate plan sheet or as a supplemental document with the site plan application.
To View Updates:

LTI #2024-02

Standard Cover Page

Unit Price List for Performance Bonds – Redline

Updated Unit Price List for Performance Bonds – Clean

Storm Drainage Systems – Article 8
DCSM Section 8-100 – City’s policy for increases in sheet flow/concentrated runoff resulting from regulated land disturbing activities associated with minor site plans (including infill single family lot development) submitted after December 29, 2023.

DCSM Section 8-500 – City’s policy for pro-rata share as a compliance option for developments upstream of existing regional facilities for site plans submitted after December 29, 2023.


DCSM Section 8-100, Minor site plans submitted after December 29, 2023, including infill single family lot development, must identify and evaluate increases in sheet flow/concentrated runoff to ensure that no downstream flooding or erosion is created or exacerbated.

DCSM Section 8-500, As of December 29, 2023, the City will no longer allow pro-rata share as an option for stormwater management compliance and all projects will be responsible for meeting the current Virginia Stormwater Management Regulations (9VAC25-850). Projects approved under the pro-rata program are not eligible for CGP issuance or renewal as of June 30, 2024.  In addition, any project requiring CGP coverage using the pro-rata program must achieve final stabilization by June 30, 2024. Any project not requiring CGP coverage using the pro-rata program must obtain City land disturbance permit issuance by June 30, 2024.

Click here to view LTI #2024-01


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