A pre-development program is a written outline of the work and services necessary to complete a tenant finish-out project. It covers everything that is impacted by the landlord’s regulatory jurisdiction and landlord criteria – from the concrete through the partitioning, equipment and finishes.
Every regulatory jurisdiction (city or county permitting agency) has its own language, customs and expectations when it comes to commercial real estate development. A tenant’s program or a corporate franchise program needs to be translated into that local jurisdiction’s ability to understand prior to the submission of drawings for planning review and permitting. A turnkey solutions partner like DSGNworks can quickly and expertly ensure the proper pre-development program is written and presented to the permitting entity.
The consequences of not having an adequate pre-development program and meetings with the jurisdiction and landlord can be costly. Expect the planning review and permitting entity to more harshly judge the architecture and engineering documentation and apply the more stringent application of the code to resolve what they don’t understand. This can result in requiring fire suppression systems, grease management, ventilation or other expensive applications to a finish-out project that may not necessarily need them.