Developers with big plans for property can run into major roadblocks when they walk into local government zoning and building offices. Without the proper paperwork, conceptual designs and even detailed specifications of what authorities can expect to be built on the site, a project can be nixed before the first shovel of earth even turns.
This is where Bartlett Hartley & Mulkey Architects in Charlotte, N.C., can prove to be exceptionally valuable partners. When our Charlotte architects consult in the planning stage, they may be able to help cut through some of the governmental red tape as well.
While BHM Architects cannot guarantee government approvals, they can make the process flow more smoothly and make sure all requirements are met in a timely manner. When our architects are brought in before government approval for a concept is even sought, these professionals can often assist by:
- Coordinating rezoning – Charlotte architecture firms can help coordinate everything required for a rezoning from the paperwork to providing the backup materials to explain how nearby properties may be buffered from the project.
- Representing or accompanying builders at government meetings – It’s not at all uncommon for architecture firms in Charlotte, N.C., and elsewhere to represent developers at rezoning hearings. They may also take positions in other government planning sessions if they have been retained to serve as consultants or lead designers on a project.
- Ensuring necessary accommodations are made – Charlotte’s BHM Architects will also generally go above and beyond to make sure requested plan changes and additions are made. If, for example, zoning hinges on providing a noise buffer for a nearby neighborhood, our architectural firm can help make sure government demands are met or assist in making the case against unreasonable requests.
Bartlett, Hartley & Mulkey Architects in Charlotte, N.C., do more than create blueprints. When projects call for rezoning or permitting is becoming troublesome, our professionals are often uniquely suited to assist. While we cannot guarantee outcomes, we can serve as valuable partners in representing a developer’s ideas and interests to local planning, zoning and building departments. Contact us today to learn more.