In the world of retail development, timing is paramount. Every day that a store remains unopened equates to a potential loss of revenue. This scenario became real for Hibbett Sports, a popular sporting goods retail store planning a 6,000 square-foot renovation in a shopping center in Cleveland, TN.
They reached out to Permit Place for help streamlining their build permit approvals.
The central obstacle for Permit Place lay not in the complexity of the construction but in the approach. Unlike many projects where the permit expediting firm is involved early in the process, Hibbett Sports presented plans that were already complete. This meant we had to simultaneously perform due diligence, ensure quality control of the already completed plans, and prepare the submittal.
Permit Place’s due diligence process dives deep into understanding the intricate nuances of the submittal process, from the formatting and naming standards of the plans to the specific building codes applicable to the region. By mapping out requirements such as special seals, contractor specifications, fees, forms, and the specific submittal departments, Permit Place ensured that nothing was left to chance.
However, juggling these tasks, especially without a preliminary involvement in the plan development, demanded rigorous coordination and a real eye for detail.
What initially was estimated to be up to a 14-business-day turnaround for project approval concluded in just 9 business days. This was thanks to our team’s preparation of documents and adherence to the due diligence process, and also the strong relationship we developed with the city staff. The rapport paved the way for timely communication and swift processing of the project’s initial intake.
In the end, Hibbett Sports in Cleveland, Tennessee experienced firsthand the precision, efficiency, and dedicated partnership that Permit Place brings to the table. Their doors opened sooner than expected, all thanks to a permit expediting firm that refuses to cut corners and consistently delivers results.
Let’s schedule 30 minutes to discuss your project and how Permit Place can help make the permit approval process easier.