The Final Review

Burnham’s Blog

The Final Review shares the knowledge of Burnham’s experts in building permit expediting and code compliance. Learn about different jurisdictional building permit requirements, and stay up-to-date on the Americans with Disabilities Act and local accessibility standards. Follow the latest in sustainability, including building energy codes and sustainability design developments.

Denver’s Arapahoe Square Zoning Changes Using Form-Based Zoning

Aug 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Denver City Council adopted in June of this year important zoning changes for Denver’s Arapahoe Square district directly north of the City’s downtown area. The zoning amendments are important because they will encourage growth in an area of Denver that needs to be revitalized. The Arapahoe Square rezoning is an excellent example of a newer model of urban planning called form-based zoning. We at Burnham thought we would take a closer look at the Arapahoe Square zoning changes.

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Expediting Permits in Denver: WeWork Comes to the Mile High City

Jun 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

WeWork, the international provider of shared office space, decided to open its first Denver locations in 2016. Obtaining the necessary building permits in Denver can be exceptionally challenging given the incredible demand for permits due to Denver’s recent building boom. Burnham’s Denver office assisted WeWork with navigating Denver Development Services requirements and expedited their Denver permits to keep WeWork’s office buildout on schedule.

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What You Need to Know About Building Permits in Denver

Mar 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The building permit process in Denver is always evolving. Like municipalities and cities throughout the country, it can be difficult to stay on top of the Denver building code. The City and County of Denver last year issued almost 68,000 building permits and that building permit activity represented the most permits issued in the city since before the Great Recession, according to The Denver Post.

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4 Simple Solutions to Ensure You're up to Denver Building Code

Jan 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

There’s a right way and a wrong way to repair, remodel or construct a building. The Denver Building Code is designed to make sure your building project meets minimum construction, safety, and zoning standards, though sometimes building codes in general might seem designed to drive you crazy.

Taking your project step by step – and planning ahead – will keep it on schedule and up to code. In addition, we have listed the four key areas you should be aware of when complying with building codes in Denver. 

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