Churches and Schools

Emmanuel Faith Community Church Master Plan & CUP, Escondido

Project manager on the development of a new Master Plan and redevelopment of the existing 26 acre campus where 10 smaller buildings will be demolished and 4 new larger buildings will be constructed as more effective replacement structures. Additionally, the site and parking lots were modified for better pedestrian and automobile traffic flow. As project manager I managed the architectural, civil and traffic engineering, and environmental work required to obtain the Conditional Use Permit for this new Master Plan.

Project Testimonial
“Terry was brought on as a valuable team member to help our church develop a new Master Facility Plan and the subsequent Conditional Use Permit. The plan included a full review and modification of 17 separate buildings on our 27 acre campus. Terry was a tremendous asset and helped us meet all of our goals throughout the process. He has a great approach with both government officials and our development team and successfully helped us navigate through the complicated process. He helped make a tough and long process much more pleasant and brief. Thanks Terry. Great work”
– Jim North, COO, Emmanuel Faith Community Church

Pacific International Language Center, Chino Hills

Managed the process and obtained a Conditional Use Permit amendment to expand the approved use of an existing church (Crossroads Community Church) to include the operation of an international language school on the church campus which was required by the buyer in this $14 million church sale.

Project Testimonial
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.

Gateway Community Church, San Marcos

Managed the process and obtained a Conditional Use Permit for a church located in a commercial building complex.

Project Testimonial
“I would like to recommend Terry Strom as a preferred consultant and expediter who has consistently performed at the highest levels of professionalism and expertise on behalf of many of my clients in a variety of challenging assignments. Terry has shown a marked tenacity to stay after a difficult situation around moving through the process for attaining special use permits, conditional use permits, and project entitlements and permits for a variety of different types of real estate properties and a diverse group of owners. He has also shown the ability to work with a variety of city staff members whether in the planning, engineering, or city development offices in order to achieve one or more set of specific objectives. I would highly recommend you strongly consider Terry Strom when looking for a consultant who has worked within city government as well as outside city government and has developed a terrific understanding of the best ways to achieve a resolution to a challenging objective.”
Thomas Smith, Principle at Lee & Associates


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Kid Ventures Childcare Facility Licensing Approval and Parking Variance

Managed the State of California Childcare Facility application licensing approval process for a preschool/daycare, and obtained a parking variance from the County of San Diego.

Project Testimonial
“Terry Strom was instrumental in helping us get a parking variance with the County of San Diego. This was not an easy process but Terry did an outstanding job in navigating all the issues and putting together a comprehensive proposal that resulted in an approval for our project. His professional demeanor and thorough approach proved to be perfectly suited to the requirements needed at the county level as he had established relationship with key stakeholders who ultimately made the final decision on our variance. He was also extremely proactive and persistent in expediting the entire process. Overall, we were thrilled with our engagement with Mr. Strom and will be using him again on future projects.”
– Darren Solomon, Owner, Kid Ventures

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The Right Track Preschool/Generations Church, San Bernardino

Processed a Conditional Use Permit where a growing pre-school desired to occupy a free-standing building on a church property.

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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.

Project Testimonial
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.


 

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