Warwick has big plans for old Manor House on prison grounds
WARWICK — The Town of Warwick is moving forward on improving the former Mid-Orange Correctional Facility with plans to convert the old Manor House on its grounds into an incubator space for companies in the burgeoning CBD oil industry.
Bids are being sought to renovate the 1800s-era three-story, roughly 10,000-square-foot building on State School Road, off of Kings Highway. The “incubator/accelerator” will contain six “pods” on the first floor for start-up companies related to the hemp compound cannabidiol, or CBD, according to town Supervisor Michael Sweeton. The second floor will house a conference room, job-training classrooms and shared office space, Sweeton added. The Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) will manage the incubator/accelerator.