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STI/ITI Expedited Plan Review

Special Tenant Improvement (STI) / Industrial Tool Installation (ITI) Plan Review is for office, R&D, and Industrial Uses.

Speed and a design team in sync with local building processes are invaluable to a development project on a timetable. For qualifying projects, the City of San José offers an expedited plan review that facilitates such efficiency and consensus. Applicants pay a 50% surcharge over the regular plan review fee, listed in San José’s Building Fee Schedule. Benefits include:

One Start Permit Process

Expedited plan review brings the applicant’s design professionals together with the City’s full development services team, which is comprised of expert staff from Planning, Building, Fire Prevention, and Public Works departments. This full intersection enables on the-spot creative resolution of questions and issues concerning the project’s design and compliance.

Coordinated Inspection Services

Expedited plan review includes coordination for the efficient scheduling of project inspections.

Financial Incentives

Industrial projects, including high tech offices, qualify for reduced construction taxes. For all qualifying applicants, project phasing and payment options may be available.

Preliminary Design Review Assistance

Upon request, we provide preliminary review meetings for design consultants to discuss code and process issues specific to your project.

Unlimited Review Scope

There are no limits to size or complexity.


Program Manager
Maysoon Dahi, P.E.

Development Coordinator
Emily Lipoma

Economic Development
Chris Burton

For project inquiries and submittals, email

Find the necessary forms at the Commercial/Industrial Buildings Forms and Information.

Visit SJEconomy for more information or call us at 408-535-8181.