I have to admit that we were a bit naive on the time it would take to get this job permitted. Too many times we had been able to talk/convince our way to an over-the-counter, same day permit & this good fortune led us to think that we could expedite the permitting process on this job as well. In our defense, we were told by a city official that reviewed a draft of our plans that we may be looking at only a 7 day wait for a full permit….that did not happen!
However!…After waiting for OVER 2 MONTHS to clear the permitting process (for no particular reason BTW), we finally received the full permit from the city and have been moving ahead with the project at a MUCH faster pace!
It both helps and hinders us to be doing a major remodel instead of the more typical full tear down approach. Taking a building apart piece by piece, and reusing material when you can, slows things down a bit, but we think it is worth it in the end.
Full Speed Ahead!