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NEWARK, CA-The creation of a community-training center here by the Fremont Bible Fellowship is several months behind schedule, over budget and, according to the city, undersupplied with restrooms.

The 6,000-sf space, which the ministry’s officials hope will be a place of assistance for the area’s down-and-out, was supposed to be complete by the end of the summer, but a shortage of money and bathrooms has held them back. The project’s three bathrooms–one for men, one for women and a third for either–wasn’t acceptable to the city council, which recently determined there must be two bathrooms for each gender.

An architect is re-drafting the plans, but it might be pro bono work. The project’s current $160,000 budget is $60,000 more than the fellowship says it can afford. Revised plans will go back before the city council in the coming weeks, but ministry officials still say they’re not sure when the center will open.

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