Barre redevelopment project nearing completion


BARRE (AP) -- Construction is nearing an end on a four-story building that is expected to bring a minimum of 300 employees to Barre, about half from the Vermont Agency of Education, officials said

Yet, developers of the 82,500-square-foot project called City Place say that while construction is on schedule for a February completion, it’s still not clear what will occupy two prominent first-floor storefronts.

Don Wells of DEW Properties tells the Times Argus ( the company is having discussions with several potential tenants, but the focus now is on finishing the building with the brick fagade on Main Street that overlooks Depot Square.

"We’re right on track," he said.

The top two floors of the building will be occupied by at least 150 employees from the Education Agency. The Agency of Human Services will be splitting the second floor with Central Vermont Medical Center.

The RehabGYM is scheduled to occupy the back third of the ground floor, leaving about 10,000 square feet for which there are as yet no firm plans.

DEW owner Steve Morton said the original plan contemplated a 7,500-square-foot storefront and a second 2,500-square-foot storefront, but that the space could be leased as a single 10,000-square-foot space.


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