SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN
|Publication Date:||16 January 2004|
Site planning is the art of evaluating a site, determining an appropriate program of activity and organizing that activity on the site. Site design is the art of arranging facilities on the site in support of the desired activity. Site design shapes the site to accommodate facilities with the least negative impact to the natural environment and the greatest benefit for the users. The manual provides guidance for developing a site plan from preliminary planning through the conceptual or 35 percent design phase. The manual provides general site design guidelines. It provides criteria for design of on-site vehicular circulation and parking.
This manual describes the site planning and design process used to develop a project which fulfills facility requirements and creates the optimal relationship with the natural site. The manual also provides specific guidance for design of on-site vehicular circulation and parking on military installations. The manual is intended for use by those individuals given the responsibility for developing contract site plans.