Eluvial Enterprise works as a strategic partner with clients to guide them through the complete entitlement and building process for new designs, renovations, and/or build outs of commercial, residential and mixed-use development properties. This involvement extends throughout the preparation of permit submittal documents to ensure that all applicable standards are observed in accordance with appropriate state, county, and jurisdiction requirements.  

Entitlement Process – Entitlements are complicated and open to interpretation. Let us help you!​

Entitlement Process- Examples

Ground- Up Build

Ground-Up Build –Ground up is an industry term for a construction project where a new building will be erected onto land where no building existed before or where a building is going to be demolished for a new building to be built in its place. Anytime a ground up construction project is planned, it must undergo the entitlement process. 

Change of Use

Change of Use – The term Change of Use refers to the act of changing a building space’s original intended use or the zoning code that governs that parcel of land. For example, a building that was originally created to hold a library would require a change of use permit to later be adapted into a restaurant. Change of Use permits, once approved, will also require a new certificate of occupancy for the space. This change of use permit and certificate of occupancy will stay with the property for the life of the parcel. Should another change of use or any other construction take place these documents will provide a history and precedence for the city to use. 

Adding New Facade to an Existing Building

Adding New Facade to an Existing Building – When a person wants to change the façade/exterior side of a building, he or she will often attend planning meetings and design reviews to make sure that the new exterior complies with the city’s general plan and/or any additional municipal codes imposed through city planning. Making major changes to the façade of a building requires an applicant to go through the application process. 

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