Same Day ADU Permit!

Things are moving along fast. Very fast. 3 months ahead of schedule. 

Let me explain. ADU permits typically take 10-12 weeks. But, sometimes, when you're converting a pre-existing structure to ADU, the City of Portland can actually do all of the permitting the same day. That's what happened in this case. Granted, it took 5 hours to speak with all of the different bureaus, but I walked away at the end of the day with a permit in hand. Here's the official online record of the permit.

It's a profoundly rewarding experience to pass through the permitting process for an ADU in  a single day when you expect it's going to take 3 months. This saves me many headaches in terms of coordinating my contractors for various aspects of the renovation and ADU work. It also translates to far less stress in terms of wondering what issues might come up as my project is being reviewed.  

It's a profoundly rewarding experience to pass through the permitting process for an ADU in  a single day when you expect it's going to take 3 months. This saves me many headaches in terms of coordinating my contractors for various aspects of the renovation and ADU work. It also translates to far less stress in terms of wondering what issues might come up as my project is being reviewed.  

And this all happened the same day that we passed the first "cover" inspection for the platform construction and electrical and plumbing work for the new washer/dryer location. In the cover inspection, the City inspector visits the property to view the electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and structural work that has been conducted. Once he's viewed and approved that work, we can 'cover' it up with drywall. 

Here's what the permit with approvals looks like. 

Here's a picture of the platform with the rough-in plumbing, mechanical (venting for dryer), and electric in place that was inspected. 

Painting is moving right along. The ceiling has been primed, so everything is starting to look smooth and fine upstairs.