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  • Chip's Tip: Checklists Help Ensure a Complete Submittal Package

    You may recall that back in February I wrote a blog introducing "Chip's Tip." The article provided great advice from one of our Project Coordinators on setting realistic timelines for development projects. Today, we present our next installment...

    Chip’s Tip: Checklists are your friends! Use them to ensure that you’ve got everything you need when submitting an application package to the City.

  • Chip's Tip: Set Realistic Timelines For Your Development Project

    I recently had the chance to sit down with one of ourProject Coordinators, Chip Shankle, who obtained his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2008. Knowing that he is constantly interacting with our plan reviewers, intake staff, and customers, I asked if he had any suggestions for relevant blog topics. He quickly provided a list of things that have been known to cause delays in the plan review process. Over the next few months, I will be sharing some of his tips for preventing such delays so that you can stay on track.


    Let’s start here!

    Chip’s Tip: Be realistic when establishing a timeline for your project. Don’t “back in,” or focus on the finish line without considering the uncertainties.

  • FREE Project Coordination Service Eases Plan Review Process

    Welcome back to DSinsider! Many of you may recall the early days of the DSCSC when the Project Coordination service was in its infancy. The service was added in 2010 and was modeled after similar programs in other jurisdictions. The idea is for the development team of large-scale projects to work with the City’s Project Coordinators (PC’s) to reduce potential roadblocks and keep the project timeline intact. It got off to a slow start, but quickly gained momentum. A high demand for the service resulted in the addition of a third PC position in 2013.

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    Raleigh, NC 27615
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