Engineering Services works closely with the Development Services Department to make sure all new residential, commercial, and industrial developments are designed and constructed to the highest possible standards. Engineering Services reviews the design of every aspect of site layout, including water and sewer lines, drainage, public roadways, driveways, the access between properties, and parking layout. If any part of the design is not satisfactory, we will work with the developer to have changes made to the plans.
The Design Standards (PDF) developed by Engineering Services have been approved by the City Council and are enforced by ordinance. In addition to these standards, the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision Ordinance also regulate the type of development that can be constructed and the necessary improvements that must be constructed with a development.
To assist with the design process, Engineering Services has developed various Design Standards (PDF) and Construction Details (PDF). During the construction process, City Construction Inspectors regularly visit construction sites to ensure all public improvements are constructed to city standards.
Engineering Services has also developed a brief document, Developing Near Streams (PDF), containing some issues that should be considered as the initial development site plan is being envisioned.
Impact Fees are processed at the Development Services office located at: The George A. Purefoy Municipal Center - 3rd Floor 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard Frisco, Texas 75034
Impact fees are then assessed by Engineering Services. Questions? Call 972-292-5400.
Chapter 395 of the Texas Local Government Code describes the procedure Texas cities must follow in order to create and implement impact fees.
Senate Bill 243 (SB 243) amended Chapter 395 to define an Impact Fee as "a charge or assessment imposed by a political subdivision against new development in order to generate revenue for funding or recouping the costs of capital improvements or facility expansions necessitated by and attributable to the new development."