The Lowell Sun reports today that work will commence on the city’s new Judicial Center this summer. Expected to cost $175 million dollars and take 30 months to construct at the end of Jackson Street, the new facility will house all court operations in Lowell including Superior, District, Juvenile, Housing and Probate. The article also reports that the city’s state house delegation is arranging a meeting in the coming days with the Department of Capital Asset Management (DCAM), the state agency responsible for all state buildings, to discuss the future use of the current Superior and District Courthouses.
UPDATE: March 7, 2011 – I’ve been informed that when it said that construction will start “next” summer, it meant the summer after next – that is, the summer of 2012, not the one that starts in a couple of months. The 30 month timetable remains as does the 2015 opening.