The private developers of the new 174-acre State Farmers Market in Lexington County could be fined for not completing a state-funded portion of the market on time.
And the state engineer?s office advocates levying the penalties because developers ?have not been staffing the job as well as they could have been,? according to an e-mail contained in a Legislative Audit Council report released Thursday.
Developers 321 LLC were supposed to have the publicly funded farmers? sheds portion of the market completed by Feb. 28, but were granted an extension to April 5 because of rainy weather.
Now developer George Lee says the sheds will not be ready until about May 30.
If completed by May 30, the penalty would be $67,500 on the $5.5 million project, based on state data. Any penalties assessed would be collected when the project is completed.