Building Renovations, Entitlements & Adaptive Re-Use

  • What (selective) demolition is required / appropriate?
  • Determine utility systems’ re-use/renovation/upgrade
  • Develop a list of recyclables/energy-saving enhancements
  • Review adequacy/flexibility of interstitial spaces
  • Is the Use acceptable in this Zone? Confirm alternatives
  • Parking alternatives/options – maximize layout
  • Assess multi-tenant vs. single user options and leasing/use scenarios
  • Analyze ADA accessibility & compliance measures
  • Identify deferred maintenance issues
  • Research expansion options
  • Prepare/assess new building façade modifications & imagery
  • Review need for environmental studies (Haz Mat/Noise- Acoustic/Traffic/neighborhood impacts, etc.)
  • Is a Variance required? If so, review the process & timing
  • Collect & review surveys & building/site improvement plans
  • Establish budget, phasing, & time schedule
  • Review agency processes & project delivery strategy
  • Assess possible environmental impacts & mitigations
  • Evaluate required entitlement actions and sequencing of procedural approvals
  • Review appropriate applications & exhibits needed
  • Procure necessary professional engineering support & environmental services
  • Deliberate with the team about process sequence and concurrent actions
  • Re-establish the project objectives & validate the intended resultsServices that may be required
  • Obtain & review previous entitlements, permits, case reports, and Occupancy Certs.