Permit Place Helps Uniqlo Meet Urgent Timeline in Lynnwood, WA

Permit Place recently had the opportunity to facilitate a challenging yet rewarding permit expediting project for Uniqlo, located in a 11,066 sq. ft. retail space within a mall in Lynnwood, WA. 

This renovation project demanded a comprehensive scope of permits, including building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire. 


One of the primary hurdles our team encountered was the ongoing construction, with a pressing deadline that could lead to significant delays if the permits were not approved by week’s end. This urgent timeline required a responsive and effective approach to manage and expedite the permit acquisition process.

Solutions and Strategies

Our team leveraged Permit Place’s robust due diligence process at the onset, which involved identifying key project contacts, understanding major sticking points in the submittal process, and fully comprehending the plan formatting, naming standards, fees, departments, building codes, and contractor requirements. This preparation was instrumental in navigating through the complexities of permit approval efficiently.

Our proficient handling of the situation included strategic fast-tracking. We escalated the permit review directly to department directors, facilitating expedited review processes that circumvented typical procedural delays.

Project Wins

Our focused efforts yielded significant results, with the final round of approvals astonishingly completed in just four days, as opposed to the estimated 2-4 weeks. The hallmark of our success was the ability to have the permit reviewed and in hand within just 24 hours after escalating it to the department directors. These achievements not only met but substantially exceeded the client’s expectations regarding turnaround times.

The Uniqlo project at Lynnwood, WA, stands as a testament to Permit Place’s commitment to exceptional service and results. It underscores our ability to navigate complex permitting scenarios under tight deadlines, showcasing our strategic approach and deep connections within local government, namely the great relationship with the city of Lynnwood, which facilitated this swift process.

Through professional diligence and a proactive methodology, Permit Place continues to deliver top-tier permit expediting services, reinforcing our role as a leader in the industry.

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.