A Hard Lesson Learned

This last month saw me working with a homeowner in the Coronado Historic District in the City of Phoenix, Arizona. It very nearly was a full month of work on the project. Sadly, it was not approved due to an exterior addition that was not approved and permitted before my project. The homeowner had hired a gentleman (I am uncertain as to his qualifications) to build a car port on the north side of the home. It is structurally sound, quality work. However, they had not gone through the approval and permits process. Now, the owner, of the home can decide between applying for a variance and permits-after-the-fact (which is about three months and seven times the money of a demolition permit), or they can demolish the car port and start from scratch. (read more)
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Historic Homes: Additions and Remodels

This last week saw me beginning a design for a home in the Coronado Historic District, and I know there are specific requirements when it comes to making any large changes or improvements to such a structure. So this weekend's post is about where I found the resources and guidelines provided by City of Phoenix. (read more)
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