Towns’ needs are different but center around Hwy 20 The mayors of Winthrop and Twisp took a rare opportunity to pitch their towns’ transportation needs to a state-level audience, including Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar, at a meeting last week. Millar and the state’s Transportation Commission convened at TwispWorks on May 14 and heard presentations […]
Town of Twisp
Construction of a baseball/softball field and soccer field on an existing all-purpose field south of Twisp Municipal Airport is delayed because the lone bid the town of Twisp received exceeded the project’s budget. The town’s Public Works Department called for a fresh round of bids on the project on Wednesday (May 22), asking contractors to […]
The town of Twisp is preparing to seek bids for construction of a new sports complex that will replace scrappy playing fields south of the Twisp Municipal Airport. Town Council members were presented with plans for the sports complex by landscape architect Robert Droll last week for the $500,000 project, which will build a new […]
Photo courtesy of the Twisp Chamber of Commerce A conceptual rendering of a new Twisp civic building/EOC that would replace the current town hall on Glover Street. Capital budget request would move project forward Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody traveled to Olympia last week to lobby state legislators in support of funding for the town’s planned […]
Twisp’s clerk/treasurer, Jackie Moriarty, has left her job with the town for a position with TranGO, the regional public transportation company. Twisp has hired an interim clerk to fill in while it advertises for the position, said Mayor Soo Ing-Moody. Suzanne Levis, former clerk/treasurer for the town of LaCenter for 14 years, is serving as […]
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, which have minimum lot sizes of 10,000 square feet.
The zoning code sets a minimum house size of 500 square feet in high-density, single-family districts (R-2), and 360 square feet in the town’s high-density, multi-family residential districts (R-3). The ordinance also sets a minimum size of 360 square feet in all three residential zones for accessory dwelling units, which are separate living quarters on the same parcel as a primary residence.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 …