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CCC moving to Worcester

WORCESTER – The state Cannabis Control Commission is on track to begin its move into Union Station during Thanksgiving week.

John Odell, the city’s director of energy and assets, told the Worcester Redevelopment Authority board Friday that the project to turn the second floor of the historic train station into the CCC’s new headquarters is running on time.

To facilitate its completion, the WRA board approved a $29,163 change order to the agreement it has with APC Development Group.

It was the first change order for the project, Odell said, and was primarily needed because of an added scope of work that needed to be done.

“A couple of things were found behind the walls that were not expected, but in general it’s pretty standard change order stuff,” he said. “The project is on time. We’re expecting that during the week of Thanksgiving the move will begin.”

The CCC will be occupying roughly 15,000 square feet of space on the second floor of Union Station.

It will become the first state agency to have its headquarters in Worcester. It has a 10-year lease with the WRA to occupy the space at Union Station.

The space will include 25 offices, 53 work stations and three conference rooms, one of which will be large enough to accommodate the commission’s public meetings.