Update: Caught in red tape hell. Submitted the paperwork to the state. The city lost the contractor's paperwork so we had to wait for him to resubmit it to them before we apply for a demolition permit. Now the a**holes say they are understaffed due to illness and vacation so it will take a damn week instead of a day. Talked to a dude who just opened a small Italian place three weeks ago. Said he started pushing paper last November and just opened up. Welcome to sunny Florida where the government is waiting with a knife in your back.