I'm evaluating a new construction project that I want to add covered parking to. I've spoken to zoning attorneys who assure me that they can get parking approved given the street conditions, but it's presently a 4-5 month process to get zoning approval. Does anyone know if you can submit initial plans without parking, get the permits, and then immediately file an amendment with new plans that include parking?

I realize that submitting two sets of plans is thousands of dollars extra in architectural and permitting fees, but if I could be completely framed out and mostly complete with mechanical, electrical, plumbing, etc. by the time the parking zoning hearing/approval occurs, then it would be worth it.

Anyone heard of someone doing this? If not, any foreseeable issues? Thanks for the insight.