21 May

City Fees

Building Permit Fees, Impact Fees, Plan Check Fees?
I have noticed a bit of confusion when the conversation talks about “building permit fees”.  Maybe because of my land acquisition background, I have always tried to ask multiple times and

16 May

Urban Projects

Why Do Podium Projects Cost So Much?
In the residential arena, it would seem that most of the house construction consists of 2-story wood framing on some type of standard foundation, with a 2-car attached garage.  Generally considered to

09 April

Direct Construction

Direct Costs and Product Considerations?
Particularly in conceiving an infill project design, it can be a complicated puzzle as you try to optimize the financial feasibility while juggling products, density, home prices, and costs.  Here in Southern California, we

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