Mall Permit Approvals in Glendale, California

Valentino’s Americana at Brand Mall Permits in Just 3 Weeks with First Round Approvals

Permit Place recently undertook a challenging and high-profile project for Valentino, an iconic luxury fashion brand. The project involved a 325-square-foot retail renovation at the prestigious Americana at Brand Mall in Glendale, CA. This case study delves into the complexities and achievements of this project, highlighting Permit Place’s ability to navigate intricate permit processes.

Project Overview

Valentino sought to revitalize its retail space, requiring a comprehensive approach to permit acquisition and compliance. The scope encompassed Building, Mechanical, and Electrical permits.

Permit Place’s role was pivotal in expediting these permits, ensuring minimal disruption to Valentino’s operations and maintaining project momentum.


A significant hurdle was the Fire Department’s review process, which presented a slower pace and required three submittals due to project-specific comments. This phase was critical, as fire safety is paramount in any public space, especially in a high-traffic mall.

Permit Place’s team faced the daunting task of coordinating comments and revisions to stringent fire safety standards while keeping the project on schedule.

Strategies and Solutions

Permit Place leveraged its extensive experience and knowledge of local city procedures to navigate these challenges effectively. Our team maintained constant communication with the Fire Department, and coordinated directly with the design teams to address concerns promptly. This persistence paid off, as Permit Place secured a 3-week expedited approval for the building permits.

Furthermore, the team’s proficiency led to securing Electrical and Mechanical approvals in the first round, a testament to our meticulous preparation and understanding of regulatory requirements.

Project Win

The project’s success was multifaceted. Firstly, Permit Place’s efficiency in obtaining the necessary permits within a tight timeframe allowed Valentino to proceed with the renovation without delays. This efficiency saved time and reduced potential financial implications associated with extended project timelines.

Permit Place’s accomplishment in the Valentino project at Americana at Brand Mall is a shining example of our expertise in permit expediting and due diligence. Our ability to overcome challenges, maintain rigorous standards, and exceed client expectations underscores our position as a leader in retail permitting. 

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.