Transportation Development Review Drafting Standards Manual

Please note: Standards and details are currently under review and will be updated. In the meantime, please contact or call 360-487-7712.

Effective June 1, 2007

The City of Vancouver has prepared these Drafting Standard for city review of Development Review projects within public right-of-way and private streets only. The intent of the standards is to present the developer’s engineer with comprehensive guidelines when preparing plans. The uniformity of the plans will help the city in their review process thereby accelerating the review time. This will ultimately help the developer's engineer with the time constraints for the project and should result in fewer review.

Note: Do Not Alter Drafting Standards. The original drafting standards are on file.

The manual, support files and block libraries are not intended to cover every possible situation encountered in the production of AutoCAD drawings. Many applications will require some interpretation and innovation by the drafters and engineers. If you do not use AutoCAD for your design application and can not import .DWG files, we will work with you to get the correct symbolism for the blocks.

Traffic Signal Plans

Capital or Private Development Traffic Signal Plan Drafting Standards - Click here for the layouts of the Traffic Signal Plans.

Prior to starting a signal design, you should contact Roger Waters to make certain there hasn't been any changes. Email: or phone: (360)487-7712 for the latest signal plan layouts and block library.

Drafting Standards

Please Note: Review the "Read Me" file for the latest information regarding updates to the Drafting Standards before you submit plans.

PDF Files

PDF files (8.5x11) containing entire document (251 Kb)

PDF files (11x17) containing sample drawings (4.4 Mb)

PDF files full document (9.0 Mb)

Zipped AutoCAD Sample Drawings

 ACAD release 2000 and newer (6.6 Mb)

Individual AutoCAD Sample Drawings (drawing name)

Right click on links below to download CAD files
Standard Linetypes, Hatches and Symbols (DRS_SYMBOLS-L2)
Ramp Hatch Samples (DRS_RAMP-SAMPLES)
Cover sheet (DRS_cover)
Legend and Abbreviations Plan (DRS_LEGEABBREV)
Typical Sections (DRS_X-SECTIONS)
Existing Site Conditions (DRS_EXISTINGCOND)
Grading and Erosion Control Plan (DRS_GRADING)
Proposed Site Plan Option 1 (DRS_SITEPLAN1)
Proposed Site Plan Option 2 (DRS_SITEPLAN2)
Roundabout Plan (DRS_ROUNDABOUT)
Profile and Plan (DRS_PRFPLAN)
Signing/Striping and Lighting Plan (DRS_SIGN-STRP-LHT)
Sign Legend Plan (DRS_SIGN-LEGEND)


Support files for both ACAD 2000 and Newer (zipped files)

AutoCAD (.shx) and true type (.ttf) fonts that we require to be used on our projects (85 Kb)

AutoCAD linetypes and hatch patterns (8.9 Kb)

Plot styles for half size and full size printing (13.6 Kb)

Block Libraries (ACAD 2000 and Newer)

Right click on links below to download files
Miscellaneous blocks
Title Blocks
Vicinity Maps