The public portion of the BriHi Square development in Historic Dublin will open by Memorial Day.

The public portion of the BriHi Square development in Historic Dublin will open by Memorial Day.

Fred Hahn, the city's director of parks and open space, told city council members during a Monday meeting that the project would reach "substantial completion" and open over the holiday weekend.

"The public will be able to walk into the public square," he said. Landscaping and benches will have been installed, and water will be flowing through the water features, he added.

The 22,000-square-foot development, the result of a partnership between Dublin and the Stonehenge Co., has been under construction for about two years.

The multi-million dollar project, which consists of two two-story buildings that will include offices and commercial businesses, has encountered problems with weather delays, utility burial and architectural elements.

Council member Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher said she was unhappy with how long the project has taken; it was initially set to open last summer.

"It's been two years," she said.

While the plaza is slated to open to the public this weekend, Hahn said construction continues within the buildings. Earlier this year, Stonehenge president Mo Dioun told council members that work inside the buildings was "tenant driven."

In March, Dioun said 75 percent of the space was filled. Mezzo Italian Kitchen and Mr. Sushi have been announced as tenants.

Dioun did not return a call seeking comment by press time Tuesday.

A valet will be offered when the first restaurant opens in Bri-Hi Square, senior project manager Sara Ott told council members.