Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pass Your Inspection: 25 Pitfalls to Avoid

Whether you're putting in a new water heater, replacing your windows or building a new office tower, a Building Inspector must ensure the work is completed properly. In order to make sure your inspection goes as smoothly as possible, we've put together a list of things to have completed prior to calling for inspection. These are common pitfalls that can hold up your project.

  1. Building location or height does not match approved plans. A licensed surveyor may be required to verify proper setbacks, building location and height.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Downtown Strategic Plan & Mobility Study Recognized by California APA

APA California Chapter President Hing Wong (left) presenting award to Mike Nilsson & Alan Loomis.
APA California recently presented the City of Glendale with the 2015 Implementation – Large Jurisdiction Award of Excellence for the Glendale Downtown Specific Plan (DSP) and Mobility Study.

The award was presented at the 2015 State Conference this Fall where Glendale was recognized for its accomplishment as an Award Winner.

Implementation of the DSP and Mobility Study has resulted in a mix of uses, creating a vibrant, urban center as intended in the City’s vision.

The DSP is the platform for growth in Glendale. Accomplishments include:
  • attracting private investments including 26 mixed-use and commercial projects totaling nearly 3000 residential units, absorbing 2/3 of the City’s housing growth goals