Street Design Manual

Street Design Manual CoverThe Downtown Street Design Manual is a unified set of best management practices to govern how downtown streets are designed, built, and maintained for all people. The manual seeks to balance the needs of all street users and ensure that the multiple goals for the street space are met in coordination with one another to create streets that are safe, equitable, affordable, inclusive, resilient, vibrant, implementable, maintainable, and that connect the community.

The Downtown Street Design Manual is intended to provide the public and private sectors with design standards and best practices for building and managing downtown streets. It addresses the key roles of the street and the public right-of-way in supporting multiple modes of transportation, economic vitality, environmental health, and community character.

The manual is laid out in an easy-to-understand format to enable predictable, consistent, and collaborative design implementation by:

  • Private developers or utilities with projects that impact the public right-of-way;
  • Utility companies;
  • City staff, DDA staff, and consultants as they work on street construction, improvement, or maintenance projects.

The 2023 final version of the Street Design Manual contains the most up to date preferred standards.


Board Meetings

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Ann Arbor DDA Offices
150 South Fifth Avenue
Suite 301
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Non-Regularly Scheduled/Special Meetings

DDA Informational Meetings 2024
Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at Noon (Completed)
Wednesday, December 4, 2024 at Noon

Special/Non-Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting



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