New Development Standards Improve City Infrastructure

Infrastructure Design Manual Launches Today

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX –The City of Corpus Christi is setting a higher development standard for new infrastructure by updating its Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM).

The IDM is a single guidance document for designers of public improvements that will be operated and maintained by the City after construction. The new standards will ensure that streets and infrastructure will have a longer lifecycle by setting best practices in accordance with industry standards. 

The new IDM will provide guidance on the following areas:

  • Street Design Requirements
  • Street Lighting
  • Traffic Signalization
  • Median Landscaping
  • Storm Water Design Requirements
  • Water Design Requirements
  • Wastewater Design Requirements

The new IDM goes into effect today March 1, 2022. To view the manual, visit

For more information media representatives can contact Senior Public Information Officer Melanie Lowry at 361-826-3837 or by email at