How Pop-Up Retail Permits Work

If you read our last blog “How to Permit a Lifestyle Center,” you have a general concept of lifestyle centers and the permits required to perform construction work on them. Keeping pace with lifestyle centers, let’s discuss pop-up retail and how it relates to lifestyle centers. Pop-up retail, sometimes called “flash sales,” is a temporary retail space. Have you ever been to a costume store for Halloween that was only around during the month of October? Pop-ups are often holiday- or event-specific and only stick around for a short time. Retailers also utilize pop-up stores to test out a new …

Jul 14, 2018 By Maria Kolar

What Processes are Involved in Getting Building Permits for a Lifestyle Center?

The age of the indoor shopping mall may be over, but that doesn’t mean that consumers have moved away from their shopping, eating, working, and playing experiences. Lifestyle centers, or open-air commercial centers, are popping up more and more. With the rise of lifestyle centers, retailers and restaurants will be looking at obtaining building permits to get in on the action. According to the International Councils of Shopping Centers (ICSC), lifestyle centers are “upscale national-chain specialty stores with dining and entertainment in an outdoor setting.” They are areas where workspaces, gyms, restaurants, retail stores, spas, and more are available in …

Jul 9, 2018 By admin

Permit Expeditor’s Perspective: The Balancing Act of Land Use and Entitlements

Permit Expeditor’s Perspective: The Balancing Act of Land Use and Entitlements Although Permit Advisors Inc is primarily a permit expeditor we often provide consults in the land use and entitlement processes. In this article I will dive into the key differences and drivers between land use planning and entitlements, then explain the delicate balancing act of both. As part of a holistic government relations strategy entitlements directly influence permits of every project: Retail permits Restaurant permits Mixed-Use permits Hotel permits Shopping mall permits Grocery store permits Gym and Health Club permits The list goes on and on. Land use, in …
May 2, 2018 By admin

Permit Expediters: Where Strategic Meets Tactical

By the time you are considering permit expediters for your project you already have a proposed strategy in place, and hopefully you have looped in said permit expediter as you developed that strategy. Permit expediters are where strategy meets tactical, meaning, that they execute your strategy and are the boots on the ground for you. Being at the plancheck reviews, doing the project check-ups, and updating trackers is our Modus Operandi. Concept As I stated above the hope is you bring permit expediters in early and often with your project to ensure the smoothest time to RTI (ready-to-issue). Bring us …

Apr 25, 2018 By admin