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Welcome to the Engineering Division of Neighborhood Development Services!

Here you may find any information you need related to our engineering plan reviews, stormwater management guidance, traffic engineering requests and information, erosion and sediment control information, and any forms you may want to use to help us facilitate your requests. Thank you for visiting our site!!

LEED-ND Pilot Program

As-Built Guideline and Checklist pdf icon- Click here to see the standards for submission of as-built surveys for new structures and facilities. (Effective April 1, 2014)

Standards and Design Manual - Click here to find an online copy of City's Standards and Design Manual, including a pdf version of all AutoCAD City Standard details. 

Flood Plain and Floodway Information - Click here to access information on the 100 Year Flood Plan and the Floodway.

Dam Break Inundation Zone map - Click here to see a map showing the inundation areas of Albemarle County, City of Charlottesville, and Fluvanna County from a dam-break analysis for the New Ragged Mountain Dam.

Engineering Review Checklistpdf icon - Click here to find what items NDS engineers are looking for when they review your development plans (site plans, site plan amendments, and major subdivisions).  Updated on October 12, 2012.

Erosion and Sediment Controlpdf icon- Click here to learn about the E&S process and the materials required for approval (for sites >6,000 square feet).  Also see our E&S handout for sites smaller than 6,000 square feet.

Stormwater Management - Click here to get everything you need to design a complete Stormwater Management Plan for your Site.  Get the best guidelines from the City Standards and Design Manual (Chapter 3), City Code, and the Virginia Stormwater Management Handbook (most recent version).   

Stormwater (BMP) Guidance Manual - Click here to learn about the City's Water Protection Ordinance and for guidance for the use of Best Management Practices with your stormwater management plan.

Forms - Need help from our Engineering Staff?  Click here and find the form that fits your needs!

*Please note: GIS maps are provided for preliminary planning purposes. NDS does not guarantee the accuracy of the information. All information must be field verified by the developer/contractor prior to designing/building a new project.