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CTAC Review

Small projects will be channeled through Commercial Technical Assistance Center (CTAC).


A Step-by-Step Process

Step 1

Submit project to Gatekeeper.  You will need to submit the following:

2 sets of drawings with an Appendix B

1 completed Building Permit application(with contractor/sub-contractors/cost of construction)

1 address verification form

Step 2

Once project is accepted, the review is performed on a first-in, first out basis.

Step 3

CTAC review is typically a 5-day review process and approved projects will be issued permits at the time of approval, subject to permit application completion.

Disapproved projects will be returned with comments summarizing the defects.

Project Types

The following project list indicates projects generally thought to be eligible for Commercial Walk-Through Review (CTAC Review). Note: Customers should confirm eligibility for CTAC review in advance. Those project which CTAC cannot review will be referred to On-Schedule Plan Review. The Gatekeeper will make the final decision/determination of specific project eligibility.

Beginning March 5, 2007, CTAC Review will review Business and Merchantile upfits and renovations up to 7,500 sf.  This is a change from the previous threshold of 2,500 sf.  No other changes have been made to the eligible project types.

  • Handicap Ramps
  • Deck Additions
  • Interior Upfits, Business and Merchantile occupancy, 7500 sf and less
  • Business and Merchantile renovations of areas up to 7500 sf
  • Office/Warehouse with the office area up to 7,500 sf and no work being performed in the warehouse
  • Small additions, up to 400 sf*
  • Accessory buildings up to 400 sf*
  • Bathroom additions and renovations up to 1000 sf*
  • Minor fire/smoke repairs and minor structural fire repair*
  • Special events and amusements (tents, haunted houses, NCAA events, golf events, NASCAR events, NBA events, NFL events)
  • Interior pre-fabricated offices (modular petitioning)
  • Canopies
  • Co-locations on communication towers
  • Grease interceptors
  • Oil/water separators
  • Adding new plumbing, electrical, and mechanical (less than 5000 sf)
  • Pedestrian bridges not connected to buildings
  • Parking lots
  • Facade changes*
  • Hood replacements
  • Above ground tanks
  • Pools (only if part of a pre-approved project by Zoning)
  • Racking systems 12 feet to top of storage(High Piled Combustible must go through OnSchedule Review)

*Projects within the following Zoning Districts are not eligible for the Walk-Through Process: Historic Landmark, Historic District, MUDD, UMDD, PED, TOD, & UR.

The Walk-Through Process (CTAC Review) will not review projects that are:

  • Change of occupancies/use
  • Assembly occupancy
  • Medical offices (ie: Dental offices, Plastic Surgery, I-2 occupancies, Doctor's offices, Chiropractor offices, etc.)
  • Daycare
  • Hazardous occupancies and equipment
  • Factory/industrial occupancies
  • Dry cleaners using hazardous materials
  • Live-Work units

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