Another proposed completion date has come and gone for the oft-delayed De La Guerra Dining Commons renovation project.

Project officials said in fall 2003 they hoped the facility, which is undergoing seismic retrofitting and a complete interior redesign, would be ready by early May 2004. The project now needs another month, Ed Marini of UCSB Design and Construction Services said.

“We’re looking now at about mid-June,” he said.

DLG originally closed for renovation in June 2002, but work did not begin until February 2003 due to administrative delays. Officials targeted a December 2003 completion date at that time.

Marini said the project had been delayed recently by materials problems.

“The aggregate we’re using for the flooring is at a quarry in Bishop, and we’re having problems getting our equipment put together to crush it,” he said. “We looked at other materials, but they didn’t quite meet the requirements of the d