Chico, Calif. -- Penny & Associates, a well-known law firm in Chico, is the first business to be publically announced as a part of Meriam Park.
Construction on the up-and-coming Meriam Park is underway in southeast Chico.
The park is designed to combine businesses, social spaces and residences along the west side of Bruce road between East 20th Street and Humboldt road.
Penney and associates will have a 7,000 square foot, two-story building.
Kenn Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Dan Gonzales of Fifth Sun are the lead developers of Meriam Park.
Gonzalez said commercial vacancy is at an all-time low in Chico and this park fills the need.
"You hear a lot of pleas for jobs, for housing options. I think what you're going to see come to fruition is just that. He's answering a call, this development is answering a call to what this community truly desires," said Mark Orme, Chico City Manager.
Meriam Park is expected to be finished in the next 7 to 10 years.
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