Abercrombie & Fitch San Jose Construction Starts 8 Weeks Early

ArcVision Inc, a leader in the retail industry, embarked on a significant renovation project for an Abercrombie & Fitch store within a 10,000 square foot space at Valley Fair mall in San Jose, CA. The project required obtaining Building, Mechanical, and Electrical permits


The primary challenge faced during this renovation stemmed from San Jose’s notoriously lengthy review times, which can extend up to three months for the first review round alone. Such prolonged timelines posed significant risks to meeting the tight schedules critical for retail operations.

Solutions and Strategies

To navigate these obstacles, our team implemented a rigorous, proactive strategy. We engaged in an express review program that we manage, allowing us enhanced control and faster navigation through the permitting process. 

A key component of our approach involved meticulous pre-submittal quality control and coordination directly with ArcVision’s team, ensuring all documentation was prepared and submitted without errors. This due diligence process was crucial in identifying major sticking points early on, facilitating a smoother submission and review process. 

Project Wins

Our strategic intervention drastically reduced the permit approval timeline, with actual approvals taking just 2 weeks compared to the estimated 10 weeks. 

This efficiency was crucial in adhering to the construction start date in April, avoiding potential delays that could have jeopardized the store’s reopening. ArcVision not only adhered to their tight schedule but also saved on potential costs associated with delays.

ArcVision Inc was extremely pleased with the outcomes and has asked us for additional project support outside of the San Jose mall program.

The renovation project of Abercrombie & Fitch at Valley Fair mall stands as a testament to the effectiveness of Permit Place’s tailored permit expediting services. Our ability to significantly outperform estimated timelines, while ensuring compliance and alignment with client schedules, underlines our commitment to client success and project excellence.

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

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Let’s schedule 30 minutes to discuss your project and how Permit Place can help make the permit approval process easier.