J. Crew Gets Delray Beach, FL Approvals 2 Months Early

An estimated 3-6 months project took just 19 business days

In a significant venture that marks a milestone for both Permit Place and J. Crew, a comprehensive Due Diligence and Permit Expediting project was successfully completed for a 5000 square foot retail space in a bustling shopping center in Delray Beach, FL. 

The shopping center’s landlord strongly pushed J. Crew to use its preferred permit expeditor, placing substantial pressure on Permit Place to perform impeccably. The entire J. Crew team, including their project management representative JLL and architect team KCG, had high expectations, demanding a flawless execution with no room for mistakes. 

The task was to navigate the complex permit acquisition process for building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire, and zoning permits required as part of a multi-site rollout.


Permit Place’s Due Diligence Process

Central to overcoming these hurdles was Permit Place’s comprehensive due diligence process. This initial step was crucial in identifying key project contacts, understanding the intricacies of the submittal process, and getting acquainted with plan formatting, naming standards, fees, departments, building codes, contractor requirements, and more. 

This proactive approach enabled the team to foresee potential sticking points and streamline the permit acquisition path.


Project Win

Against the odds, Permit Place delivered an exceptional outcome. Initially, due diligence suggested that the first round review could take up to 90 business days. However, through strategic planning and leveraging a friendly relationship built with a senior permit technician, Permit Place remarkably shortened this timeline, completing the review in just 11 business days and securing first-round approvals from all departments except plumbing. The second plumbing submittal, anticipated to take 4-8 weeks, was expedited to a mere 2 business days. 

This efficiency shattered J. Crew’s projected plan check approval date, moving it up from April 8, 2024 to January 30, 2024. It was completed before the landlord’s permit approval, which was being managed by their preferred expeditor.

The project, estimated to require 3-6 months for completion, saw a turnaround time of just 19 business days, including the time taken to address plumbing comments, resubmit, and obtain full approval. 

This achievement not only highlights Permit Place’s capability to deliver under pressure but also sets a new standard for permit expediting efficiency. Through strategic planning, strong relationships, and an in-depth understanding of local regulations, Permit Place ensured that J. Crew could potentially move up their construction start date, pending the landlord’s readiness.

This case study exemplifies Permit Place’s dedication to excellence and its ability to navigate complex permitting landscapes to deliver timely and successful project outcomes, reinforcing its position as a leader in the field of permit expediting.

How We Help

Due Diligence

  • Fee and timeline estimates
  • Answers to important questions
  • Research into potential issues

Document Collation

  • Collect required documentation
  • Review form accuracy
  • Compile complete submittal packets

Plan Submittal

  • Attend plan check meetings
  • Fill out all paperwork
  • Manage receipts and fee payments

Comments & Corrections

  • Negotiate on your behalf
  • Coordinate revisions with stakeholders
  • Resubmit permit packets

Ready to Issue

  • Final fee calculations
  • Contractor consulting
  • Final ready-to-issue paperwork

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