Tuesday, May 3, 2011
We've hit a few road blocks lately. So frustrating, but part of the building process! The permitting process has been giving us headaches and we can't do anything until we have the permits.
First roadblock from permitting was a soil test that indicated wetlands...um, not sure where there could be wetlands because it is high and dry there. But, if wetlands are indicated, the EPC (Environmental Protection Commission) has to come out and verify there are/aren't any wetlands. Luckily, they came out last week and verified that the property is dry so we are good to go with that.
Then, there is the roadblock that we are the most worried about. The County is stating that the lot has been "conceptually identified as significant wildlife habitat". Ok? What does that all mean? Turns out, the front corner is the part of the "significant" wildlife habitat. We have submitted a site plan with our other plans showing that we have no intentions of touching that corner of the property. So, our hope is that they will not make too big of a fuss about it and sign off on the plans.
This permitting stuff is crazy and nerve wracking! It can really hold a project up! We are already behind by a month due to these issues and we need them to be figured out asap!
Sp, that's where we are! I hope my next update is a photo of the concrete slab being poured!