ROSEVILLE (CBS13) – Broken tiles and leaking windows are making it difficult to finish what’s supposed to be a key building in downtown Roseville’s revitalization.
You see it every time you enter downtown Roseville, but the four-story office building on Oak and Grant streets has sat unfinished for the past two years.
“This building is in a very visible part of our revitalization,” city spokesperson Megan MacPherson said.
City leaders say the building will be a “tone setter” for the rest of the downtown improvement project.
“This is going to serve as a gateway to an amphitheater along the creek,” MacPherson said.
But finishing it hasn’t been easy.
“These are the pieces that were falling off,” developer Joseph Mohamed Sr. said.
Mohamed Sr. says tiles put on by the previous contractor aren’t staying on the building, making it unsafe.
“It’s scary and I think the city was right to complain, the architect was right to complain,” he said.
Mohamed purchased the 56,000-square-foot building in January. He says he didn’t realize there were so many construction problems.
“Leaks with the rain and windows weren’t put in right and the sealants weren’t right on the building, so we’re having to correct those problems,” he said.
He says it’s taking time and money but he’s optimistic it will be finished.
“It will be done right, and it will be a nice building,” he said.
The new downtown revitalization project is expected to be finished by the end of the year.