The school’s cosmetology lab is adjacent to the front entrance for public access. The large cafeteria can also serve as a lecture hall or instructional space, O’Connell said.
For the project to receive an occupancy permit from the state, the school must demolish the John T. Berry building at the front of campus to make way for a driveway, O’Connell said. Asbestos abatement and other environmental cleanup work has to be done first. Essex Aggie moved out of the building early, which will help the project’s timeline by three weeks, O’Connell said.
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