J. Crew Retail Permits Approved 1-Month Early in Orange County, Florida

Permit Place recently partnered with J. Crew for a crucial multi-site rollout project involving a 5,000 sq ft retail space within a shopping center in Orange County, Florida. 

This due diligence and permit expediting project involved navigating complex regulatory landscapes to ensure timely approval of building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire permits. 

Our team’s strategic project management helped J. Crew get permit approvals more than a month early. 


The Permit Place team faced numerous challenges due to Florida’s intricate application requirements and strict plan formatting mandates. Each step of the process required precise adherence to avoid delays in the third-party sign/seal. 

In addition, an unexpected utility review due to landlord site conditions further complicated the issuance phase. This required swift and effective management to keep the project on track.

Solutions and Strategies

To help navigate these complexities, our team completed a due diligence research project. This service involved identifying key project contacts early on and meticulously mapping out the submission process, fee structures, building codes, and contractor requirements. 

Project Wins

Despite an estimated 12-week turnaround time for permit approvals, Permit Place exceeded expectations by completing the process in just 7 weeks. 

Our team achieved the first submittal intake and plan check within 8 business days, significantly shorter than the anticipated 21 days. This efficiency not only ensured plan check approvals a month before the scheduled start but also addressed utility issues promptly, keeping the construction timetable intact. 

The successful completion of J. Crew’s multi-site rollout in Orange County underscores Permit Place’s capability in managing multi-faceted permitting processes under tight deadlines. Our proactive and detailed-oriented approach played a pivotal role in exceeding client expectations and reinforcing our reputation as leaders in 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

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.