Dogtopia Franchise, San Diego
Advocacy – Got the City of San Diego to lower the discretionary approval requirement for this franchise to operate in Prime Industrial Lands from a Process 5 – General Plan Amendment to a Process 2 Neighborhood Use Permit (NUP); then processed the NUP. Negotiated with the Miramar Airforce Base to allow a dog kennel within a restrictive use easement, and worked with the city to reduce the differential Development Impact Fees by 80% so that the Dogtopia owners could afford to open their doors.
“Dogtopia of Miramar hired Terry in October 2014 when we began hitting roadblocks with the City of San Diego. It is unfortunate in the first place that we even needed to hire Terry to start up our small business as the city was difficult and useless. Terry was instrumental in successfully communicating with an industry that is not easy to work with. Terry maintained professionalism and a positive attitude through a very convoluted and arduous process. Terry helped us tirelessly with impeccable communication and helped us keep our spirits up as well (we were feeling beyond defeated)! The end result, because of Terry, we were able to negotiate an 80% reduction in an unfair development impact fee, get the Miramar Airforce Base to back off on a restrictive use easement, and get the city to change their rules to allow a dog care facility in a Prime Industrial Lands area so we could finally get all of our building, zoning, and occupancy permits. I am convinced we would not have been able to open our business in the City of San Diego if it weren’t for the help of Terry Strom. I highly recommend Terry Strom if you have any issues with the City of San Diego regarding entitlement/permitting.”
– Meg Halaska and Diane Holtz, Owners of Dogtopia Franchise
Advocacy required to complete sale of Church, Riverside, CA
On a church project located in Riverside, CA, confronted with suffering from the poor follow-through management of the selling pastor; specifically in dealing with a fire condition affecting the parsonage of the church. The church leadership failed to repair the fire damage in a timely manner, and the city filed numerous fines and legal attachments to the property that interfered with a viable offer to purchase. Provided the proper logical “pressure” on the city to the City Attorney’s office and City Council which enabled a significant reduction in the fines and the city’s release of the attachment against the overall church property. As a result, the sale of the church as successfully completed.
Terry Strom of Strom Permits has performed in an excellent and thorough manner assisting is in processing several church and school entitlement projects. Terry was instrumental in helping to process a conditional use permit in San Bernardino where a growing pre-school desired to occupy a free-standing building on a church property in San Bernardino. We were impressed with Terry’s professional yet “bottom-line” approach in dealing with the city planning representatives. In another church project located in Riverside, we were confronted with suffering from the poor follow-through management of the selling pastor; specifically, in dealing with a fire condition affecting the parsonage of the church. The church leadership failed to repair the fire damage in a timely manner, and the city filed numerous fines and legal attachments to the property that interfered with a viable offer to purchase. Terry was very instrumental in providing the proper logical “pressure” on the city which enabled a significant reduction in the fines and the city’s release of the attachment against the overall church property. A successful sale resulted, which without Terry’s help would likely have not occurred. Terry assisted one of our clients in processing an amendment to a conditional use permit for a major church/school property in Chino Hills. Terry provided excellent input and assistance for the benefit of the Buyer of a $14 million major church and school campus. I highly recommend Mr. Terry Strom of Strom Permits for any commercial entitlement processing endeavor. He is thorough, knowledgable, honest, and delivers on time and within budget.
– Tom Morgan, CCIM, Church Broker Duhs Commercial, Inc.
Star Scrap Metal Relocation, LA & Orange County, CA
Advocacy, Research, Conditional Use Permit and Design Review. As result of a 60 year old business under eminent domain process by Caltrans due to 5 freeway widening in La Mirada, worked with 12 different cities to find cities that would allow this heavy industrial use in the properties that were available for purchase. Then processed the required discretionary entitlements in two of the cities, and found a home in one of the city’s that approved the CUP.
“The angel who saved us! Terry was contacted (through LinkedIn) when our company was being relocated by eminent domain. Terry worked tirelessly on our behalf on a project facing near impossible odds. After much work and dedication he helped us relocate and get our entitlements. Our family business of 65+ years would have failed if not for Terry. Needless to say, I would recommend Terry to anyone needing project management or entitlement assistance. We are forever grateful to Terry and can also call him a great friend.”
– Zack Stein, Son of the Owner, Star Scrap Metal
Types of Permits/Approvals Expedited
Land Use, Zoning, Planning, Construction (Grading, Building & Safety, Public Works/Engineering, Traffic), Other Governmental and Municipal Agencies, and Utilities (Water, Sewer, Electricity, Cable, Gas)
Conditional Use Permit (CUP) • Variance • Major Use Permit • Minor Use Permit • General Plan Amendment • Annexation • Change of Zone • Costal Development Permits • Planning Approvals • CEQA and NEPA Environmental Approvals (MND & EIR) • MSHCP (Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan) • Line Lot Adjustment/Parcel Merger • Tentative and Final Parcel Map/Tract Map • Parcel Map for Condo Purposes • Planned Unit Development • Specific Plans • Storm Water Permits • Substantial Conformance Review • Inclusionary (low cost) Housing • Traffic Approvals •
Army Corps of Engineers (404 permit) • Regional Water Quality Control Board (401 Water Quality Certification) • California Department of Fish and Game (Wildlife permits and Streambed Alteration Notifications), • Port Authority/District • County Environmental Health • County Air Pollution Control District • County Flood Control • FAA • Airport Land Use Commission • County Regional Airport Authority • County Hazardous Materials Review • Bureau of Indian Affairs • Building and Safety Construction Permits •
Grading Permits • Shell Construction Building Permits • Tenant Improvement Building Permits • Offsite and Street Improvements Permits • Encroachment Permits • Potable & Recycled/Reclaimed Water Permits • Sewer • Public Works Approvals/Permits • Electrical, Telephone, Cable, & Gas Utility Designs and Approvals • Right of Way Permits • Fire Department Permits • State Child Care Center Licensing •Community Facility Districts &Subdivision Agreements • Street Lighting & Landscape Maintenance Agreements • Neighborhood Outreach Programs • Community Planning Groups