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Permitting Services

For over 16 years, construction managers, real estate professionals, home builders, architects, engineers, business owners and asset property managers have turned to McCool Development Solutions, LLC (MDS) for their permit expediting needs across the state of Colorado. Although we permit millions of square feet of commercial tenant space annually, we are not an ordinary nation-wide expediter that just pulls permits. We are professional planners and designers experienced in regulatory processes with established rapport and strong working relationships with approving authorities ensuring timely approval of your project.

MDS offers full permit expediting and project management services dedicated to creating solutions that expedite the permitting process and ensures our clients projects get under construction. We handle everything from A-Z; thereby, freeing up our clients in-house staff to focus on other aspects of their projects.


We Specialize in a Myriad of Permit Types:

New Construction (Commercial & Residential)

Tenant Improvement Permits

Zoning: Construction and Use Permits

Food Service & Health Permits

Menu Board and Sign Permits

Landmark Preservation Approval

Demolition Permits

Right-of-way and Street Closures

Sewer Use and Drainage Permits


Telecommunications Facilities

Oil and Gas Drilling and Production

Permit Expediting Services:

Permit Strategy Development and Consultation

Red Flag Review, Application and
Submittal Document Preparation

Permit Management/Tracking

Special District Submittal Management

Design team, general contractor and landlord coordination

Negotiations with City/County officials

Jurisdiction Investigation

Certificate of Occupancy issuance

Coordinate applicant’s responses to city/county staff reviews and other comments

Historic/Landmark Preservation Commission Approval


Our Featured Clients and Recent Projects:

Zoe’s Kitchen
Union Station, Denver, Flatirons, Broomfield, Boulder, Fort Collins, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch and two locations in Colorado Springs, CO

Torchey’s Tacos
Denver, Fort Collins, Greenwood Village, Westminster, CO

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Denver, CO

Sonic, America’s Drive In
Denver, CO

Albertsons Safeway
Denver, Centennial, CO

Dallas, TX

CBRE CB Richard Ellis

Cru – A Wine Bar
Dallas, TX

Rock Bottom Brewery
Louisville, CO

Dallas, TX

Sierra Nevada
Chico, CA

American Eagle Outfitters
Warrendale, PA

Qdoba Restaurant Corporation
Wheat Ridge, CO

Sumner, WA

LBA Realty
Denver, CO

Insomnia Cookies
Denver, CO

Off Broadway Shoes Warehouse
Lakewood, CO

Outback Steakhouse
Denver, Westminster, CO

Waring & Associates
Denver, CO

Parkwood Homes
Denver, CO


  • The Trinidad Historic Main Street Board has had the privilege to work with Shawna Hodge. Shawna was very reliable and easy to work with. She anticipated our needs and encouraged us when we felt overwhelmed. Because of all of her help, our community and organization has advanced in the Colorado and National Main Street Program.

    Penny Saeedi Co-chair, Trinidad Historic Main Street Board
  • Shawna - Thank you for taking the time to come help with our Main Street Mission and Vision workshop for us. I enjoyed it very much and thought you brought a lot of insight and perspective.

    Kim Mitchell Director of Community Programs and Relations, Town of Lyons
  • Carrie - I've thoroughly enjoyed working with you...on many projects. Thought you’d like to know, we issued the Certificate of Occupancy on the Stanley Accommodations building yesterday. That's something worth celebrating...not to mention heralding in the New Year...2018. Couldn't have done this without your help.

    Charlie Phillips Estes Park Residential Plans Examiner
  • I thoroughly enjoyed working with McCool Development Solutions on our City's recent Master Plan. Starting with a limited budget they were always eager to brainstorm new and innovative ways to get things done with less and utilize their time effectively. They listened and understood what our community wanted and helped us improve our initial framework with what is now a stellar plan for a City. McCool was always prompt, responsive, knowledgeable and best of all they were easy to work with whether in public meetings or strategic planning calls.

    Wade Broadhead City of Florence Planning Director
  • MDS has served as our town planning consultants over the past eleven years and has made a tremendous contribution to the progression and organization of the community development, building, and planning functions of the town. Carrie McCool and her talented staff have forged a seamless partnership with town staff and are true team players. I have received countless compliments from developers and citizens regarding our planning consultants’ ability to articulate complex issues in a comprehensible format and their effective community engagement strategies that built community consensus and positive rapport with community members, elected officials, and commissions.

    Kara Winters Morrison Town Administrator
  • I have worked with quite a few planners, and planning consultants in my previous stints in several states and municipalities, and MDS is far and away the best I have ever had the pleasure of collaborating with….with their help this dynamic is changing.

    Gabe Engeland Trinidad City Manager
  • "This is the first time I have used a service like yours for permitting. Navigating the City of Denver is extremely time consuming in my experience, and Shawna has made it dare I say a pleasure. I am very happy as is my client on where we are in the process."

    Gary Jeffery Vice President , Spyder Construction
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