Post-Construction Stormwater Guidebook
The County’s Department of Public Works and Department of Planning & Building are updating the County’s Low Impact Development Handbook. The Low Impact Development (LID) Handbook was first published in 2014 to support project developers with integration of the Central Coast Post-Construction Stormwater Requirements (Resolution R3-2013-0032).
The updated Post-Construction Stormwater Guidebook will serve as a new guidance document that communicates the County’s expectations for post-construction stormwater management and strategies that meet the Central Coast Post-Construction design requirements. Once completed, the new Post-Construction Guidebook will replace the existing Low Impact Development Handbook.
The update effort includes the release of a Preliminary Draft and Final Draft versions for public comment in 2023. The final adopted Guidebook is expected to be released by the end of the year. The County will host a public webinar in conjunction with the launch of the completed Guidebook.
County staff welcome your questions and comments on this update process via email to [email protected]
Preliminary Draft Guidebook Documents:
The Preliminary Draft Post-Construction Stormwater Guidebook was released for public review in April 2023. The County hosted a webinar summarizing the most notable updates and changes in the new Guidebook in early June 2023. The comment period for the Preliminary Draft closed on June 30, 2023. The preliminary draft, webinar slide deck, and comments received during the review process can be viewed at the links below.
Post-Construction Guidebook Preliminary Draft (pdf)
Post-Construction Guidebook Preliminary Draft Appendices (pdf)
Post-Construction Guidebook Updates Webinar Slide Deck (pdf)
Received Public Comments and Responses. (Coming soon)
Final Draft Guidebook Documents:
The Final Draft of the Post-Construction Stormwater Guidebook will be posted on this page in Fall 2023.
Post-Construction Guidebook Final Draft PDF (Coming Fall 2023)
Summary of Changes from Preliminary to Final Draft (Coming Fall 2023)