One of the key elements to successfully processing permits for a development project is proper planning prior to project submittal. Many hurdles can be addressed ahead of time or avoided completely if the proper measures are in place. Setting up the project correctly helps prevent delays and minimize time and cost spent on the projects.
Below is a list of key items to take into consideration before submitting for Permit Review:
What is the existing use of the space?
Are there any existing open permits or cases for the property?
Is the information on the plans presented in the proper manner?
Are the plans stamped and signed by the proper parties?
Are all applications and paperwork completed and signed by the proper parties?
What departmental agencies will be required to review the plans?
Are all fees properly assessed and accounted for?
Are all necessary special reviews in place?
Are all necessary site upgrades for accessibility, utilities and parking accounted for?
Assessing these potential concerns prior to submittal helps the design and development team address any potential hold ups prior to submittal and can plan accordingly to ensure a smooth review process. Understanding these conditions and requirements can also aid the acquisitions team with site selection prior to signing lease agreements or purchasing development properties.
For a complete Due Diligence report or a consultation on a potential project, please contact Lampert Group, LLC.