Wednesday, December 31, 2014

6 Tips to Getting a Permit

Thousands of people visit the Permit Services Center each month. Many, arrive unprepared and are unable to successfully submit their permit applications. 

If you're working on a residential home improvement project, we've prepared a few tips to help you save time when applying for a permit and avoid some commonly made mistakes.

1. Have All the Facts. Know the who, what & where of your project.
  • Know what you are trying to get a permit for and the address of the building that you are going to perform the work on. 
  • Each Contractor should know the name of the building owner. 
  • The building owner should know the name of their design professional. All this information is needed to complete each permit application. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

5 Homes Added to Glendale's Historic Register

What do a National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, the inventor of the coffee drip system & a past #MyGlendale mayor have in common? They all owned homes in Glendale and those homes were recently added to the City's Register of Historic Resources.

The City of Glendale is committed to historic preservation as part of its goal of planning for the future. By preserving key places that contribute to the history of all city residents we help the city develop and grow without erasing its past. The Glendale City Council recently approved adding 5 properties to the Register of Historic Resources. These properties are rich in history and are an important part of Glendale's colorful heritage.

Glendale Register No. 105

The Weaver House

1440 N. Central Ave.

The house was designed in the Spanish Colonial Revival style by architect Benjamin W. Sherwood. The house is an excellent and unusual example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style in Glendale. It was built for Eugene L. Weaver, an executive with Ben-Hur Coffee, a division of the Joannes Brothers Corporation. Ben-Hur pioneered the world’s first drip coffee system under Weaver’s management, and he is credited with the invention.