Faster Permits & Better Retrofit Projects
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Faster Permitting and Better Retrofit Projects
Construction permitting requirements are designed to keep people safe but can be difficult for applicants to navigate. Complex projects — such as deep retrofits of multi-unit residential buildings — can be even more challenging, often resulting in delays and frustration for everyone involved.
Local governments can provide enhanced support for major, significant, complex, and sometimes atypical projects by assigning a client liaison to work with the permit applicant. This improves certainty and predictability for project outcomes and timelines.
A case study illustrates how, by implementing a client liaison program, local governments can triage complex projects or projects with broad community benefits.