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Updated zoning code ready for consideration by Twisp Town Council

Updated zoning code ready for consideration by Twisp Town Council

Twisp’s updated zoning code, including new minimum house size regulations, is expected to be considered by the Town Council at its Jan. 8 meeting. The Twisp Planning Commission approved a draft zoning code on Dec. 12, accepting the latest amendments that would prohibit homes smaller than 950 square feet in the town’s low-density, single-family (R-1) districts,...
Twisp recognized as ‘smart community’ for planning efforts

Twisp recognized as ‘smart community’ for planning efforts

By Ann McCreary The Town of Twisp’s economic planning efforts have been recognized as “pioneering and a model for other jurisdictions.” Twisp is one of a handful of Washington communities to receive the Governor’s 2018 Smart Communities Award, presented to town officials during a recent Twisp Council meeting. The award specifically commended the town for...
Takin’ it to the streets

Takin’ it to the streets

Twisp’s Downtown Improvement Project is in full swing, with segments of six streets torn up to replace 80-year-old water lines with larger, newer lines. Two crews from Pipkin Construction of Wenatchee are at work, one on water and another on streets. All the water mains have been installed, and crews are working to install individual...
Room for disagreement

Room for disagreement

Controversy over tiny home in Twisp prompts town to revisit zoning code By Ann McCreary A tiny house has turned into a big issue for the Town of Twisp after neighbors complained that the residence is too small. The house that sparked the complaints is a 288-square-foot dwelling at 403 May St., in a single-family...
Street improvement project starts in Twisp

Street improvement project starts in Twisp

Construction crews will begin tearing up the pavement on several streets in the northeast part of Twisp next week when work begins on a $1.2 million water and street upgrade project that will continue through September. More than 20 residents and business owners who will be affected by the project attended a …
Donation extends Wagner Pool’s season to Labor Day

Donation extends Wagner Pool’s season to Labor Day

The Town of Twisp had planned to close the Wagner Memorial Pool two weeks earlier than usual this year due to budget constraints, but a donor has offered to provide funding to keep it open until the Labor Day weekend, when it typically closes for the season. Sarah Schrock, representing Friends of the Pool, told...
Twisp, Arts Alliance seek proposals for major public arts project

Twisp, Arts Alliance seek proposals for major public arts project

The Town of Twisp, in cooperation with the Methow Arts Alliance, is inviting artists to submit proposals for the Twisp Gateway and Public Art Project, a major undertaking to help introduce visitors to the town. The project has a $60,000 budget, which will be used to create artworks at the north and south edges of town...
Lifeguard applications brighten Wagner Pool’s summer outlook

Lifeguard applications brighten Wagner Pool’s summer outlook

After several weeks of advertising for lifeguards, it appears that the Town of Twisp has finally enticed enough applicants to ensure the Wagner Memorial Pool will be able to open this summer. Town officials were getting worried as weeks went by and only a couple of local teens had applied for the summer lifeguard jobs. The...
Twisp civic building construction delayed

Twisp civic building construction delayed

Construction of a new civic building in Twisp is looking unlikely this year due to a delay in processing a federal grant application for $1.25 million, Mayor Soo Ing-Moody told the Twisp Town Council last week. The town had submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the grant, which would support...
New crosswalks, bus stop part of Hwy 20 safety project in Twisp

New crosswalks, bus stop part of Hwy 20 safety project in Twisp

New, more-visible crosswalks and a bus stop will be built at the intersection of Canyon Street and Highway 20 in Twisp, across from the Hank’s Harvest Foods shopping area, through a federal transportation grant. The Town of Twisp has been awarded $409,000 in federal Department of Transportation funding for the project, which will …