- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The Press-Enterprise newspaper says it will now cost at least $31 million to renovate the former Riverside County district attorney’s headquarters in downtown Riverside - almost $12 million more than previously estimated.

The newspaper reported Sunday (https://bit.ly/1jYLtCZ ) that the county Board of Supervisors has approved the budget increase for the project that’s been plagued by delays and structural problems.

The building on Main St. served as office space for prosecutors until the DA moved to new offices in 2009. Once the work is done, the now-vacant building will house offices for the public defender and probation department.

Officials say required seismic upgrades are blamed for the latest cost increase.

The original project estimate was $10 million, which quickly rose to just under $20 million - and now the price tag will reportedly top $30 million.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com


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