Transportation - Design, Review & Sign-off

Certificate of Occupancy Permit (CO)

When you phone into our office you will be required to provide us with a project number, an address and a contact person's name and phone number. We will also need to know if this is a residential property or commercial property. In most cases we will field review the sight within the same day or next day.

What we look for in our transportation inspection:

1. Ingress and egress from the site. We check for proper sight distance on either side of the driveway(s). That trees, power poles, signs and other obstructions are out of the Sight Distance Triangle. Providing adequate sight distance allows for a safer entrance and exit from public streets. We look for driveway grades, widths, oneway-twoway designation, etc.

2. Striping of the parking lot. That all lane lines are well spaced and that they meet city standards. That all parking stalls are evenly spaced and allow for access between vehicles. Grades of parking areas, maximum slope exposed to ice and snow conditions are 4% from side to side and 6% front to back.

3. ADA striping of parking stalls. The first stall needs to be van accessible, 16 feet wide. An 8 foot wide stall and an 8 foot wide cross hatched area for loading is required. A standard ADA stall is 13 feet wide (8 feet for the vehicle and 5 feet for loading). Each stall shall be marked with ADA pavement marking in the center of the stall as well as an ADA sign placed in front of the stall either on a pole or on the wall of the building as to not impede waking in front of vehicle. A single loading area between two ADA stalls can be used. The sign needs to be 60 inches above the parking surface to the bottom of the sign. The side slope and front to back slope of the ADA Staging area shall not exceed 2%. A ramp opening per ADA standards needs to be provided near the ADA stall that allows for easy access into the building.

4. Bike Rack: A bike rack needs to be installed. Five percent of the required parking stall requirement is to be accommodated with bike parking. It should be visible from the public street, as near as practical to the front entrance where it can be visibly seen. The rack is to be of the type to support the bike by the frame. The bike rack may be mounted on any accessible surface such as grass or concrete.

5. Pedestrian; access from the public way to the parking lot and to the building shall be safe and unobstructed per ADA / building code standards (stairs, rails, ramps etc as needed). In conjunction with City Engineering inspections we will look at the public sidewalk for tripping hazards, ADA ramps at intersections etc.)

After our inspection we will sign off approval for your Certificate of Occupancy (CO). If the work is incomplete we will discuss the items needed for full inspection compliance (punch list) and then return promptly to the job site after you have made the correction on the punch list, per your return phone call. A temporary permit will be issued only if all public safety issues have been addressed, (such as stocking shelves or phasing the building occupancy etc.) in order to assist you in your project completion.

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Demolition Permit (Demo)

When you phone into our office you will be required to provide us with a flag number, an address and a contact person's name and phone number. We will also need to know if this is a residential property or commercial property. In most cases we will field review the sight within the same day or next day.

The Demolition of the structure is in direct relation to it's location to the public sidewalk and the public street or public alley.

What we look for in our transportation inspection:

1. Location of the structure in relation to the area that the rubble is pulled to known as the work area. This determines if the work can be done on site or needs to be done in the public area.

2. How close the public sidewalk and public street or public alley is to the structure. If there is a large distance between the structure and the sidewalk or the street or alley you will most likely not be required to install barricading. If the sidewalk or street is to close to the structure you will be required to install barricading to protect the public. This requires you to come into our office and receive guidance on how the barricading is to be laid out. You are required to provide a sight plan of the area showing the public sidewalk and public street.

After our field inspection we will call in the location to the permit counter as a "No Barricading Required" or "Barricading Required."

The process of obtaining a "Demo" permit is four to five steps;

1. Call our office for an inspection.
2. Our field review of the location.
3. Our phone in report of our findings.
4. You may then receive you permit with a "No Barricading Required" or "Barricading Required."
5. If you receive a "Barricading Required", you will need to stop into our office at 450 South 200 East, Suite 450 (4th floor) to receive instruction on how the barricading is to be laid out.

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Design Review Team (DRT)

Questions about your proposed property design can be brought into our office at 349 South 200 East, Suite 150 (1st floor). Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

We are always looking for better ways to serve the public. Presently we provide the following drawings as helpful guides in your design;

Off Street Parking policy - A review guide of dimensions for off street parking lots.

On-Street cut-back Parking policy - A guide for parking layout of 45 degree parking stalls and required buffers from intersections, driveways, and sidewalks.

Driveways/Grades policy - Maximum Driveway Slopes & Critical Angles - A guide for grade changes to design crest and sag curve alignment parameters per a standard passenger design vehicle.

Sight Zone Triangle - Obstacles near driveways such as trees, bushes, fences can cause poor visibility during access. The "Sight Zone Triangle" provides information on what is allowed and not allowed in this area.

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Design Standards

The standard listed below are part of the Salt Lake City Standards pertaining to our department for design.

More Salt Lake City codes and standards can be accessed here. Salt Lake City codes & standards

Roadway Design


E1.a1 - Typical Street & R/W Cross Sections
A guide for road widths, travel lanes, parking, and sidewalk corridors of various classifications.


E1.b1 - Collector Street Intersection Flare
A guide for designated left turn lane design with taper rate, deceleration stacking lane and minimum curb radius standards.


E1.c1 - Arterial Street Right Turn Lane Flare
A guide for designated right turn lane design with taper rate, deceleration stacking lane and minimum curb radius standards.


E1.d1 - Major Arterial Street Dual Left Turn Lane Flare
A guide for designated right and left turn lane design with taper rate, deceleration stacking lane and minimum curb radius standards.


E1.e1 - Minor Arterial Street Dual Left Turn Lane Flare
A guide for designated right and left turn lane design with taper rate, deceleration stacking lane and minimum curb radius standards.

E1.f1 - Cul-De-Sac
A guide for end of road turn around design parameters.

E1.g1 - Typical Minor Arterial 35 ft Radius Curb Return R/W
A guide for roadside easement area to facilitate traffic control devices at intersections.

E1.h1 - Collector Street Right Turn Lane Flare
A guide for designated right turn lane design with taper rate, deceleration stacking lane and minimum curb radius standards.

E2.a1 - Major Driveway Turn Lane
A guide for a high volume entry/exit driveway design with taper rate, deceleration lane and curb radius standards.

E2.b1 - Maximum Driveway Slopes & Critical Angles
A guide for grade changes to design crest and sag curve alignment parameters per a standard passenger design vehicle.


E4.a1 - Median in-fill driveway access
A guide for left-turn access development of the California Avenue median.

Parking


F1.b2 - On-Street cut-back Parking
A guide for parking layout of 45 degree parking stalls and required buffers from intersections, driveways, and sidewalks.


F1.c2 - Off-Street Parking

F1.c2.v2 - Off-Street Parking - draft
A guide for various parking scenarios to accommodate various parking lot designs with a minimum circulation, maneuvering and staging/stall area.


Bicycle

F1.f2 - Bicycle Parking - On Private Property

F1.g1 - Bicycle Parking - On Salt Lake City Property
A guide for various bicycle parking layouts and bike rack installations.


Signage


B7.a1 - End of Road Closure
And end of road warning barrier to be provided by the developer of a subdivision with a non-continuous or partial roadway system as required per a transportation engineer evaluation.


Metered Parking Space


F2.d1 - Parking Space Post Installation
A guide for installing parking metered posts in relationship to curb and painted parking lines.


Other Standards

E2.c2 - Clear Sight Zone Area
A guide for seeing around corners based on a 10 feet by 10 feet triangle.

Click here for a list of Standards in pdf format
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