Our Building Department frequently issues temporary C.O.'s. for projects in varying degrees of completion. Usually the project is mostly completed but missing finishing touches like landscaping, parking lot striping, lighting, fences, etc.
One would think that the point of the Certificate of Occupancy process would be to ensure that projects meet the Building Code and are built in accordance with approved plans for landscaping, drainage, parking, lighting, architecture, etc., prior to being occupied. So I find it rather curious why the Building Dept. can't tell applicants to get their crap together and finish the job first. Do they plan to kick out the tenants if the site work isn't completed?
Does anybody else have to deal with this nonsense? Frankly it ticks me off as planning staff responsible for approving these projects, and guiding them through the Boards; it'll be my arse on the line if the project isn't completed and some neighbor is wondering what happened to the fence they were supposed to put in.