Key Project Terms: Builders Pavement Plan (BPP) (Alterations)

The following is a list of useful terms to use when researching additional BPP information on each of the topics discussed:


A concrete border parallel and adjacent to the roadway that forms a sidewalk edge, which may require a steel face or a row of joined stones.

Curb Cut

An angled cut to the edge of a sidewalk to permit vehicular access to a driveway, garage, parking lot, loading dock or drive-through facility.

Distinctive Sidewalk

A sidewalk with different material, color, scoring and/or dimensions than the standard sidewalk as prescribed by DOT. Distinctive sidewalks require Public Design Commission (PDC) Approval.


Storm water falling on the sidewalk and roadway adjoining the property frontage must be discharged into a street drainage system. Storm water falling on-site, as allowed by DEP, is discharged into an on-site drywell or similar, or discharged through a connection to the storm water system or Green Infrastructure at the street.


Public right of way encroachments are intrusions from portions of the building onto a sidewalk and/or street, including but not limited to; vaults, steps, stoops, footings, fences, and retaining walls.

Pedestrian Ramp

Any corner property being developed shall provide dropped curbs and sloping sidewalks that serve as pedestrian ramps from sidewalk corners leading to the roadbed, thereby providing access for people with mobility limitations and vision impairments.

Required Street Trees

All new street tree plantings and work on existing street trees shall comply with the current DPR rules and specifications, and shall be coordinated with BPP components such as corners, curb cuts, etc.


In addition to a sidewalk and curb, the property being developed must have a paved roadway along its entire development frontage. The minimum width of the improvement shall be one-half of the mapped street width plus five feet.


A portion of the street or public right of way, which provides pedestrians a pathway to walk, built from grey concrete with simulated saw-cut joints in a 5’x5’ scoring pattern.


Utility poles for electric power and telecommunications, street lights, traffic signs, fire hydrants, mailboxes, newsstands, phone booths, parking meters, benches, etc.

Key Points & Project Terms Categories

  1. Alterations

  2. Building Systems Installation & Modifications

  3. Construction Equipment

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