Denver’s Building Boom Brings Permit Problems For Homeowners

CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – The building boom in Denver has the city seeing a huge spike in demand for permits for everything from water heaters to home additions. A typical permit takes four weeks, but CBS4 talked with a homeowner who has been waiting four months.

“What we’re going to do is tear down this entire garage and we’re going to push it out 12 feet that way and two feet in either direction,” homeowner Fred Beck said.

When Beck applied for a permit with the City of Denver last March to tear down his dilapidated garage and build a new one, he thought he’d have a permit in hand and construction well underway by now.

“They gave us an initial estimate of April 7. And here we are in July and not sure where it’s at,” Beck said.

“We’re seeing historic permitting demand in Denver right now,” Andrea Burns with…

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