When opening its new 4,492 square foot location in Trussville, Alabama, Hibbett Sports turned to Permit Place to expedite the building permit review process. This project was part of a more extensive national rollout program we were supporting.
Unlike other projects where Permit Place is involved early in the planning phase, Hibbett Sports provided a comprehensive submittal package at the outset. While not a bad thing, this presented a unique challenge. Permit Place was not only tasked with completing a meticulous due diligence report but also had to simultaneously conduct quality control on the provided documentation and prepare the submittal application.
Our due diligence process is a cornerstone of our operations. We prioritize identifying key project contacts early. This process gives us clarity on potential bottlenecks in the submittal procedure, helping us understand nuances like plan formatting and naming standards, requisite special seals, associated fees, essential forms, submission departments, applicable building codes, contractor specifications, and more. For Hibbett Sports, understanding these details was integral to ensuring that the renovation project’s building permit was obtained without delay.
Amid these challenges, our biggest asset was the close relationship we established with the city staff. Effective communication was the key. The results spoke for themselves. Where we initially estimated an approval time of 30 business days, we were thrilled to achieve first-round approval in just 6 business days.
This project exemplifies Permit Place’s commitment to excellence and underscores the importance of relationship-building and clear communication in the permit acquisition process.
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