Waiting for a building permit is akin to what a child feels the night before Christmas morning. I've been through the process dozens of times for clients, but when it's your own project it becomes a different animal altogether. The drawings had a preliminary review during the rezoning process, so it should be a relatively quick process for the City to complete their final reviews and issue the permit. Still, waiting is the tough part. I'll be glad when this process is over.
Packing up posessions has already begun. I've cleaned out the garage to be filled with boxes and furniture. I think there may be room for the cabinets and appliances that I'm saving to put in the rental apartment. If I'm lucky, I'll be able to get away with not renting any storage.
There won't be a heck of a lot to write about until the construction starts. In the meantime, here is a drawing of what the streetside elevation will look like.