Permit Place recently undertook a challenging project for Aedifica, a 3,167 square foot retail space in the bustling Rosedale Center in Roseville, Minnesota.
This case study explores the challenges faced by the Permit Place team and how we were able to keep the approval process on schedule and obtain permits on time.
At Permit Place, our due diligence process is meticulously designed to ensure a smooth and efficient project flow. From the outset, we focus on identifying key project contacts, understanding the nuances of plan formatting and naming standards, and comprehending the intricacies of building codes, contractor requirements, and other critical details.
Our team’s comprehensive approach includes a thorough examination of fees, departments involved, and potential sticking points in the submission process. This proactive stance enables us to anticipate challenges and streamline the permitting journey for our clients.
The Aedifica project presented a unique set of challenges because it was part of a multi-site rollout and required both Building and Fire permits. The biggest challenge was the need to submit to the Building Department and undergo a separate Sewer Availability Charge review through the Metropolitan Council (MET Council).
Coordination and extensive form-filling during the pre-submittal phase required meticulous attention to detail and close collaboration with both the client and the landlord.
Permit Place’s deep-rooted experience in Minnesota played a crucial role in the project’s success. Our team’s prior knowledge of the sewer review process allowed us to anticipate this requirement from the project’s inception, rather than it emerging as a surprise during the review.
This foresight was instrumental in achieving a first-round approval for both the sewer review and the Building Department review. The approval process, estimated to take three weeks, was completed in exactly three weeks, a testament to Permit Place’s accuracy in project planning and execution.
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