Work is under way in Barre on City Place-- what will eventually become one of the Granite City's largest downtown buildings.
The demolition was part of a groundbreaking ceremony for the nearly $15 million City Place project. The 80,000-square foot, four-story building is a collaboration between the city and state. Developers are hoping a grocery store will move into the ground floor. The upstairs will house state workers, including the consolidated offices for the education agency, which are now spread between Montpelier and Berlin.
"It's a very exciting project for the employees at the Agency of Education, but it's just as exciting because it's indicative of the governor's commitment to try and do what we can to revitalize communities around the state," Vt. Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding said.
"You know with all the other great projects going on in Barre right now, it's just so exciting," said Rep. Tess Taylor, D-Barre.
In addition to uniting the Agency of Education, City Place will also allow other state workers displaced by Irene to move out of leased space. The project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2014.
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