NBC7 has confirmed a construction company building a new fire station in Mission Valley and a park near Horton Plaza does not have a valid contractor's license.
State records show the contracting license for Echo Pacific Construction expired April 30.
The company faces a $540 fine and possible sanctions from the state licensing board.
A lawyer for the company told the San Diego Union Tribune that the expired license is due to a clerical error, involving the renewal paperwork.
The $17 million project will create a new urban park on Broadway between Third and Fourth Avenues.
An opening is expected late next year.