Find out everything you need to know before planning your next development in our comprehensive development manual.

Development Manual

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  • Development Manual, update 2015
  • APPENDIX A: Standard drawings
  • APPENDIX B: Urban forest details - tree planting & establishment best practices
  • APPENDIX C: City of Kitchener - standard specifications
  • APPENDIX D: Procedure for off-site works permit by private contractors
  • APPENDIX E:  Site Plan Engineering Guidelines

Past Development Manual Updates

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  • September 2011 development manual list of changes
  • December 2012 development manual list of changes
  • April 2015 development manual list of changes

Topics covered in the manual include:

  • subdivision
  • site plans
  • roads
  • watermains
  • sanitary sewers
  • storm sewers
  • stormwater management
  • streetlighting
  • natural gas
  • lot grading
  • erosion and sediment control
  • parks and community trails

Constructed Asset Data Submission

Manuals

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  • CAD standards manual 
  • Constructed asset data submission manual

Bridge and Culvert Forms

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  • Ontario structural inspection manual sample forms
  • Ontario structural inspection manual blank forms

Pumping Station Forms

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  • Pumping station forms, November 2012

Templates 

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  • Constructed asset drawing template file, July 2020
  • Attribute Checker Rules, July 2020
  • Topology Manager, July 2020
  • Tree Digital Submission, July 2020

Forms

Inspection Report

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  • Daily report full-time inspection
  • Part-time inspection
  • Sediment and erosion control inspection
  • Weekly report
  • Notice of surface works

General Conditions and Standard Specifications

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  • General conditions and standard specifications, January 2020
  • Revisions for January 2020

General Forms

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  • 2007 Ministry of the Environment application process - servicing application checklist
  • 2007 Ministry of the Environment Application Process - stormwater management application checklist
  • Consultant performance evaluation form
  • Contractor performance evaluation form
  • Letter of credit spreadsheet sample - parks
  • Maintenance package checklist
  • Pipe strength and bedding design chart
  • Subdivision acceptance status spreadsheet form
  • Subdivision letter of credit request to reduce sample
  • Subdivision letter of credit spreadsheet form
  • Subdivision underground services warranty form
  • Subdivision grading approval checklist
  • Subdivision servicing approval checklist
  • Stormwater management pond acceptance checklist
  • Off-site works permit construction and inspection agreement
  • Off-site works permit cost estimate template
  • First submission requirements

Kitchener Utilities Forms

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  • 16mm commercial meter set
  • 16mm residential meter set
  • 19mm commercial meter set
  • 19mm residential meter set
  • 25mm meter set
  • 38mm meter set
  • 50mm meter set
  • 75mm meter set
  • 75mm compound meter set
  • 100mm meter set
  • 100mm compound meter set
  • 150mm compound meter set
  • Builder meter installations
  • Form 1 - description template
  • Form 1 - process for watermains
  • Form 1 - future authorization - fillable and savable
  • Multi Metering Requirements, Duplex and Chambers
  • Water system inspection report
  • Watermain inspection guideline

Resources

 Central Neighbourhood Infrastructure Extension Funding

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  • Central Neighbourhoods Intensification Funding for Sewer Extensions

Wastewater Pumping Station Standards

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  • Design standards and procedures manual - wastewater pumping facilities

Standard Drawings

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  • Kitchener standard drawings, April 2015
  • CAD sample and templates
  • Kitchener engineering standard (KES) drawing comparison
  • Pipes catalogue

Drawings (broken down individually)

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  • Standard drawing index
  • 100-18m local road 18m ROW
  • 101-20m minor collector 20m ROW
  • 102-26m major collector 26m ROW
  • 103-30m secondary arterial 30m ROW
  • 104-Cul-de-sac cul de sac
  • 105-Curve selection chart
  • 106-Frost value
  • 107-Thickness curves
  • 108-Perforated subdrain under curb and gutter
  • 109-Standard drop curb and drwy ramp details
  • 110-Sidewalk
  • 111-Public walkway details
  • 112-Boulevard tree planting
  • 113-Concrete paving - Blvd.
  • 114-Walkway-emergency access detail
  • 115-Temporary road detail
  • 116-Typical curb and intersection sidewalk ramp detail
  • 117-Curb and gutter with adjacent sidewalk
  • 118-Asphalt joint restoration detail
  • 119-Utility isolation in concrete sidewalks
  • 200-Dimensional std for poured v.c for 300mm gv
  • 201-Dimensional std for poured v.c for 450mm gv
  • 202-Dimensional std for poured v.c for 600mm gv
  • 203-Standard hydrant install
  • 204-Standard measurement for watermain construction
  • 205-Standard measurement for watermain construction
  • 206-Standard measurement for watermain construction
  • 300-Rainfall intensity curve
  • 301-Pipe strength and bedding design chart
  • 302-Manhole type c
  • 303-Precast manhole tee
  • 304-Precast ditch inlet with sump
  • 305-Concrete endwall with apron for storm sewer outlet
  • 306-Internal grate (outlets only) for corrugated metal pipe 750mm diameter and larger
  • 307-Infiltration detail
  • 308-Infiltration plan
  • 309-Sewer insulation detail
  • 400-Urban lot grading type 'A' - back to front drainage
  • 401-Urban lot grading type 'B' - split drainage with walkout
  • 402-Urban lot grading type 'C' - back to front drainage with walkout
  • 403-Urban lot grading type 'D' -split drainage
  • 404-Cross section of grass swales
  • 500-Fence footing
  • 501-Backstop layout
  • 502-Major backstop
  • 503-Ashphalt - trails
  • 504-Sontedust - path
  • 505-Trail - woodland
  • 506-Walkway block sidewalk - terminus at parkland
  • 507-Chainlink fence - walkway block
  • 508-Metal gate trail
  • 509-Trail road crossing - typical condition
  • 510-Trail entrance layout - walkway block from local road