News - June 16, 2010

Police substation hits another snag

The city of Menlo Park is contemplating a lawsuit against a land developer it has been working with to build a police substation on Willow Road, near the Belle Haven neighborhood.

The developer is far behind schedule in building the station, and is in violation of a contractual agreement with the city, according to City Manager Glen Rojas.

The two-story, 3,800-square-foot facility was scheduled to open in October 2008, but has been delayed several times since then. The hold-up began when PG&E didn't respond to requests related to moving power lines underneath the site, but that hasn't been the only cause of the delay, Mr. Rojas said in an interview.

"We're trying to assess what we're going to do," he said. "They're so far behind schedule that we may need to look at other options."

The City Council discussed the issue in closed session at its June 8 meeting.


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