Joey Restaurants San Jose, California Permits

Strategically Maneuvering the San Jose Express Plan Check Process

Permit Place was recently tasked with a challenging project in San Jose, CA. Our client, Joey Restaurants, required assistance for their 16,000-square-foot renovation and expansion project, which include a variety of permits—Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Fire, Health, and Planning.


The vast size and scope of the Joey Restaurants’ location were beyond what the City of San Jose allows for express plan check reviews. Failing to get the project through the express plan check meant the approval process could take more than a year to complete. 

Additionally, we had the responsibility of getting the client team ready for a pivotal meeting with the economic development department as part of getting approvals.

Project Win

Through a series of strategic maneuvers, we successfully negotiated Joey Restaurants’ project through the expedited program. This was a significant victory as the restaurant can now leverage this program for the entire duration of its project, including post permit revisions. 

Notably, we secured first round approvals for the electrical & fire permits, along with building approval for the initial demolition submittal round.

The utilization of our special arrangement with the City of San Jose, meant we were able to drastically reduce the projected approval timeline from a year to a significantly shorter period. 

Moreover, this project played a crucial role in strengthening our ties with the City of San Jose, highlighting the firm’s ability to forge strategic partnerships while delivering exceptional client results.

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

Schedule Time To Talk

Let’s schedule 30 minutes to discuss your project and how Permit Place can help make the permit approval process easier.