If developers aren't already talking to city planners, it's unlikely they'll be able to get a project exempt before 2018.
The recent addition of 28 staffers could reverse the trend of rising overtime costs, according to Denver Community Planning and Development.
There's still an opportunity for residents to weigh in what they'd like to see the future of the Central Platte Valley Auraria District look like.
Builders looking to get a permit from the Denver Community Planning and Development Department better bring a book.
"As you have more construction being done, you'll have more complaints," said Paul Schaffer, chief construction inspector for the city and county of Denver.