Officials give update on convention center progress |

Officials give update on convention center progress

In response to questions about the progress of construction at the convention center site in the state line area, City Manager David Jinkens and Redevelopment Director Eugene Palazzo provided the following information:

Construction continues on the project, and, in fact, workers were pouring columns Monday. It is winter, so the work will be slower. Also, a lot of focus has gone to the next stage in the form of the bid process. This process takes at least 60 to 90 days.

The wood fence that is being constructed around the project is part of the plan. It is a requirement for aesthetic purposes. An art/mural program for the fence is being processed.

There also is energy being focused on other details: The developer is meeting with Caltrans this week to finalize the encroachment permit; staff continues to work on the lease agreement, parking management agreement, final map, sign program, Mello Roos financing, etc.

Palazzo said he believes the project is on track and continues to move forward.

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