The Town of Twisp staff had hoped to begin moving into the new civic building on Glover Street last week, but a few last-minute issues have delayed the transition.
Mayor Soo Ing-Moody said earlier that if the building passed an inspection on Wednesday (July 20), the move-in would start as early as Thursday and continue through this week, with a targeted re-opening date of Aug. 1. The move would require town offices to be closed for about a week.
But after the inspection last week, Ing-Moody said a few issues remain with the new building, including access. While the building’s interior is ready for occupancy, the plaza, landscaping and other street and sidewalk improvements around the building are not completed, requiring a temporary access route for visitors.
Ing-Moody said a new date for the move has not been determined. In the meantime, the town’s temporary offices on East Second Avenue will remain open for business.
Earlier, Oct. 7 had tentatively been set as the date for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new building, by which time the exterior work is expected to be completed, Ing-Moody said. Construction on the new building, which has been in the works for more than 10 years, began last year.