The Worcester Redevelopment Authority voted unanimously Friday morning to authorize a 10-year lease with the state to provide office space for the Cannabis Control Commission on the second floor of Union Station.
“The Cannabis Control Commission, acting through (Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance) at the state level, has chosen our proposal to locate their office at Union Station,” Worcester’s Chief Development Officer Michael Traynor said. “The Cannabis Control Commission is voting on Monday, but they’ve asked that the Worcester Redevelopment Authority vote first to authorize the execution of the lease.”
Worcester’s Union Station is on the list of locations that the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is eyeing for its statewide headquarters.
The five-member commission and its staffers are looking for roughly 13,000 square feet of office space and they plan to move into the new space in 2019.
The commission currently has temporary offices in 75-101 Federal Street in Boston’s Financial District, in the same building as the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, which oversees the MGM Springfield resort casino and Plainridge Park Casino, a slots parlor.
The Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday approved a 10-year lease for a satellite office at 50 Franklin Street in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood. The commission aims to move into the offices sometime in the spring or summer of 2019.