Is Your Permit Hung Up with the City of Dallas?

March 9, 2020

If you’ve tried to get a commercial or residential building permit within the city of Dallas, you probably already know what a headache it can be. Developers and builders are plagued by delays, which can seriously affect the building completion timeframe—and as we all know, time is money. When you have multiple projects underway, no one has the time (or the patience) to
do battle with the city permitting department. That’s where Masterplan comes in. We have been working to secure zoning and building permits and approvals in Dallas, TX since 1981—in fact, our firm has gotten the most approvals in the city since we opened almost four decades ago. It’s our job to navigate Dallas’ inefficient city permit approval system so our clients don’t have to.

Why is permitting so hard in Dallas?

The Dallas area has experienced a housing and building boom in recent years, but you wouldn’t know it when you speak with developers . The lack of transparency in the permitting process is making it difficult for builders to keep up with the demand for affordable housing—and as we know, affordable and convenient housing is key to keeping a workforce in a metropolitan area.

However, when you have no idea how long the permitting process may take, it’s difficult to muster up the desire to develop or revitalize long-overdue neighborhoods. That’s aside from any unexpected expenses or other surprises that can come along with trying to build in the area.

In Austin, the city government is doing their best to simplify their land development code, hoping that a more transparent process will encourage developers and builders to make Austin their newest home—but some are skeptical that this will help as much as the city government expects. Similarly, even if Dallas’ city officials take steps to make the process easier, it’s likely to still be difficult, especially for small business owners and newer builders.

That’s why Masterplan is committed to helping our clients through the process. When you can’t decipher the rules of the game, why would you want to play? We strongly believe that Dallas is ripe for development, but only if you can get the green light. That’s why we focus on the paperwork and the permitting process so you can focus on your area of expertise.

Get help with zoning permitting in Dallas, TX

If you’re in need of platting, zoning, licensing or building permits in the Dallas area, you can count on Masterplan to know the best approaches to fast-track your application. Since 1981, we have been helping builders and developers cut through the red tape and get their projects underway as quickly as possible. Thanks to nearly four decades of experience, plus our connections in the private and government sectors, we are able to help our clients save time and money. Whether your project is commercial or residential, we have the tools and expertise to get the job done right. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation to get started on your building permit application.

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