Planning and Permitting a Parking Structure

According to a 2013 transportation study, most cars are parked 95% of the time. While this may have changed since 2013, let’s face it – our cars are still parked a lot of the time. Therefore, parking structures, especially in big cities and large shopping centers, are worth talking about. New parking structures are typically required for large-scale projects such as ground-up buildings or mixed-use developments. Planning and permitting a parking structure can be daunting especially in certain jurisdictions. There are a few key components to take into consideration when planning and permitting a parking structure. Let’s dive in… Planning …

Aug 17, 2018 By Maria Kolar

Outlet Malls vs Lifestyle Centers

If you’re not a stranger to shopping, then you have likely visited both an outlet mall and a lifestyle center. Both have similar characteristics – they’re shopping centers with lots of retailers in one location – but what makes them different? Of course, you are probably already aware that outlet malls offer cheaper priced goods, but do you know how they differ from a development standpoint? As experts in the permitting field, we’ve handled permits for many categories of shopping centers. Through our experience, we’ve highlighted a list of three major differences between outlet malls and lifestyle centers. Clientele The …

Aug 6, 2018 By Maria Kolar

What to Expect When Obtaining a Special Event Permit

Picture this: you are at a high-end fashion show for a brand new designer at a local museum. The music is great, there are plenty of people, and you start to wonder, ‘Are they even allowed to hold fashion show here?’ The answer is – maybe – depending on if the event planner or host obtained a Special Event Permit for the location. Each jurisdiction is different in what it qualifies as a Temporary Special Event (TSE). Typically, TSEs are qualified based on the following qualities:     • There are a high number of projected attendees; the specific number differs based …

Jul 27, 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