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 clarify …

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 be …

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 have …

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