A huge thank you to Deitrich and Shauna for trusting me throughout the process and from states away! Scroll down to see a few snapshots of this great classic home.
Gary’s criteria for space and location were more than met, being within walking distance of Williams and Mississippi Ave. and their ample access to parks, top restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. Most importantly, this condo allowed for flexibility with his payments so that he can continue his travels and rock climbing and yoga hobbies. This perfect condo is brand new and Gary will be its’ very first owner!
While our land division application was with the city we began to get feedback from our city planner. The first hurdle had to do with storm water systems. The gutters on our existing home feed to pipes in the ground that we did not know where they ran to. To discover this I hired Environmental Works to come out and scope the rain drains.
It was found that the drains went to an underground *drywell. This is a great stormwater mitigation, but unfortunately the drywell is located in the backyard mostly on the new lot. The city let us know that we would be required to decommission the drywell and redirect our storm water on the existing house. To do this we pulled the rain drains out of the pipes to the drywell and directed them to splashguards. Easy peasy.
*A drywell is an underground structure that disposes of unwanted water, most commonly surface runoff and stormwater, and in some cases greywater. It is a covered, porous-walled chamber that allows water to slowly soak into the ground, dissipating into the groundwater.
With confidence that our new lot and plan to build would be acceptable to the city we moved forward with the submitting our official land division application to the city. Prior to the submittal our surveyor had to come out again to confirm lot lines and elevations. Our A&E filled out the land division application and a company called Faster Permits submitted it to the city.
*Faster Permits is a great resource to get documents filed with the city quickly and efficiently. They work with the permitting system daily and know the ins and outs of the system.