Restaurant Permit for Retail Space

This customer came to us for drafting and permitting services.  They needed a permit for their clients, the restaurant owners.

The project required a custom set of drawings detailing the existing conditions, as well as the proposed design and specifications.  There were many different issues to consider related to the code, and the business model of my customer’s clients, the restaurant owner.


We met several times to get the first permit submittal together.


Here is the first set of drawings resulting from our meeting and his pencil sketch.


Here is the second set of drawings resulting from his redlining the first set of drawings.


Here is the third set of drawings resulting from his redlining of the second set of drawings.  This was the first set that we submitted to the city for a permit.


The city asked for more information on a variety of items.  We added more specifications and greater detail for the second permit submittal, shown here.  To indicate changes and responses to city requests, new information on this set was circled, or “clouded” for clarity.  This is officially the first revision set.  It also included a written response to each of the questions raised by the permit technician.


After my customer gathering more information, and specifications about the project, we added it to the drawing set.  There was a written response this time as well.  This was the second revision set, but they accepted it, so it became the “permit set.”


This project had another contractor for the construction phase.  They closed out this permit by getting inspections at particular times in the construction process.