It’s a happy day at the Rosen household. We went to the city this afternoon to finally pick up our permit. Mark dropped off the revised drawing set on July 24th. We have our permit today, September 1st.
After submitting it to the city in July, we had a couple back-and-forths with our building code/plans examiner. Mostly on things she needed clarification or more detail on – nothing major. She went on holiday for a week, which slowed things down, but we eventually got her sign-off a couple weeks ago. Overall, not too bad. We were feeling pretty good about how smoothly things were going with the permit application. When we asked when it would be available to pick-up, she asked us whether we had grading and zoning sign-off yet. Say what??
Turns out neither zoning or grading had received the drawings. Argh. Not sure whose responsibility distribution was (I would assume the City's), but alas. That is what we’ve been dealing with the last couple weeks — getting their sign-off (in and amongst holidays). And now here we are today. At long last: permit-ssion granted. It’s go time.