After the building permit application is submitted, the city reviews it for at least a couple of weeks, then returns it with dozens of nitpicky changes such as "Specify handrails with a circular cross section with an outside diameter of 1 1/4" to 2". If it is not circular, it shall have a perimeter dimension of at least 4" and not be more than 6 1/4"...." Then our awesome architecture team goes through and addresses each nitpicky change and resubmits to the city. If we cross our fingers, carry a rabbit's foot, and find a four-leaf clover, the city will approve the revised application and we'll have a building permit in two weeks. And then maybe, just maybe, we can get started. For real.