On May 28th, the permitting collaborative announced a large step towards a uniform system when St. Louis area officials announced a collaborative permitting process for area building projects. The process will leverage new technologies, share common data, and provide single source web access to permitting for the St. Louis development community. The newly expanded Accela solution will provide operations costs sharing for St. Louis County and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD), electronic plan submissions, mobile inspections, citizen web access, and documents tracking and workflow. Phase I of the new system is expected to be operational by the end of Q1 2015.
The St. Louis Association of REALTORS® has been involved in the permitting collaborative since its inception and continues to advocate for a streamlined, uniform permitting process throughout the region as it will promote development, business, and growth.