A base building has exterior walls with minor interior construction for future tenant development. A demising wall or mezzanine may be built as part of a base building.

Below is a list of steps required to construct a base building.

Step 1: Establish Requirements

Depending on the scope of your project, you will require a variety of permits.

Step 2: Apply for Required Permits

Below are the steps to apply for the required permits. To minimize wait time, we suggest you apply for all permits at the same time.

Step 3: Receive Permits

Below is a list of approximate timelines based the type of permit. The timeline begins once a complete application package is received.

Type of PermitProcessing TimeNotes
Development Permitusually within 25 days via e-mailVariances and discretionary uses may extend the timeline
Lot Grading Permit for Commercial PropertiesVaries, based on project's scale and complexity 
Building Permit5 to 7 business days by email 
Subtrade Permits1 to 2 business days by emailCannot be issued before a building permit

Step 4: Start Construction

You may begin construction once you have received all required permits. Below is contact information you may need for ground work and utilities.

Step 5: Inspections

Your permit is only as good as the inspections that go with it. Please see below for what inspections are required and how to make your insepction requests.