City Opens New Permit Center
As an architect and developer, one of the biggest frustrations I have had with the City of Cincinnati the past few years is the length of time it takes to get projects through the permitting process. Buildings that once took 2-3 weeks to get a permit on now take 2-3 months, which has a dramatic impact on construction projects large and small. That is why it felt almost like a Christmas present of sorts when I came across this article on the Soapbox Media Website about the City opening up it's new Permit Center to make the development chain easier to navigate. According to Cincinnati officials quoted in the article, the city will be able to provide plan review and building permit issuance on the same day for more than 50 percent of applying development projects.