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Development Process Manual
Volume I Complete (MS Word/PDF)

I. Introduction (MS Word/PDF)

I.1 Development Process Overview (MS Word/PDF)

I.2 Business Registration and Licensing (MS Word/PDF)

I.3 Starting the Process (MS Word/PDF)
• The Development Review Committee Process
• Development Review Committee Flow Chart
• Development Review Committee Application and Checklist

I.4 Annexation – Expanding City Limits (MS Word/PDF)

I.5 Planning – Rio Rancho’s Future (MS Word/PDF)
• Plan Amendments
• Plan Amendment Process Flow Chart

I.6 Zoning – Determining Land Use (MS Word/PDF)
• Allowed Uses
• Conditional Use Permit Flow Chart
• Conditional Use Permit Application and Checklist
• Zone Change Requests
• Zone Map Amendment Process Flow Chart
• One Map Amendment Application and Checklist

I.7 Platting – The Subdivision of Land (MS Word/PDF)
• The Platting Process
• Platting Process Flow Chart
• Platting Application and Checklist
• Vacation of Plat

I.8 Impact Fees – Paying for Growth (MS Word/PDF)

I.9 Construction – Permitting Buildings (MS Word/PDF)
• Residential Building Permit Process and Flow Chart
• Residential Building Permit Application and Checklist
• Commercial Building Permit Process and Flow Chart
• Commercial Building Permit Application and Checklist
• Certificate of Occupancy
• Other Construction Permits

I.10 Construction – Infrastructure (MS Word/PDF)
• Infrastructure Permits

I.11 Street – Addressing and Naming (MS Word/PDF)
• Street Addressing/Naming Process and Checklist(s)

I.12 Administrative – Permits and Processes (MS Word/PDF)
• Childcare
• Community Residential Care
• Curb Cut, Grading, Right-Of-Way
• Fences, Walls, Accessory Structures (<= 120 sq.ft.)
• Hobby Breeder
• Home Occupation
• Model Home/Sales Office
• Signs
• Wireless Telecommunication Facilities
• Administrative Permits and Processes Summary

I.13 Notifications (MS Word/PDF)

I.14 Variances (MS Word/PDF)

I.15 Appeals (MS Word/PDF)

Appendix (MS Word/PDF)

FAQ (MS Word/PDF)

Volume II Complete (MS Word/PDF)

II. Introduction (MS Word/PDF)

II.1 Recordable and Development Documents (MS Word/PDF)
• Introduction
• Plat Requirements
• Checklist for Submittal of Preliminary/Bulk Plats
• Checklist for Submittal of Final Plats
• Grant of Drainage Easement
• Appendix

II.2 Drainage, Flood Control and Erosion Control (MS Word/PDF)
• Intent and Support Documents
• Hydrology
• Hydraulic Design
• Channel Treatment Selection Guidelines
• Design Grading and Erosion Control
• Rights-of-Way and Easements
• Procedures for Drainage Submittals
• Supplementary Materials for Drainage Submittals
• Miscellaneous
• Storm Water Pollution Control

II.3 Transportation (MS Word/PDF)
• Introduction
• Transportation Planning
• Design Procedure
• Geometric Design Criteria
• Intersections
• Access to City of Rio Rancho Roadway System
• Bicycle Facilities Guidelines
• Landscaping
• Appendix

II.4 Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Design (MS Word/PDF)
• Introduction
• Overview
• Utility Engineering Report
• Water Distribution and Transmission Systems
• Water Production Facilities
• Wastewater Collection System
• Appendix

II.5 Parks and Trails Design (MS Word/PDF)
• Introduction
• Design Guidelines
• Standard Specifications
• Fencing
• Playground Structures
• Park Amenities
• Landscape Planting
• Grass Sodding and Seeding
• Irrigation Systems

II.5.1 Park and Trails Design – Appendix I (MS Word/PDF)

II.5.2 Park and Trails Design – Appendix II (MS Word/PDF)

II.6 Surveys and Permanent Monumentation (MS Word/PDF)
• Introduction
• Monumentation
• Construction Surveys
• Appendix

II.7 Submittal Requirements (MS Word/PDF)
• Design Submittal Requirements
• Construction Submittal Requirements
• Time Limitation of Approval
• Information for Plan Preparation
• Plan Sheet Sequence
• Storm Drain Plan Preparation - Reserved
• Landscaping Plans
• Matching into Existing Adjacent Improvements – Reserved
• Right-of-Way Maps and Plans – Reserved
• Roadway Cross Sections – Reserved
• Report Format
• CAD Standards

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