Town, Methow Arts to apply for ‘creative district’ designation The Town of Twisp and Methow Arts Alliance are developing a plan to make the town one of the state’s first official creative districts. The town and the arts nonprofit hope to submit an application for creative-district status to the Washington State Arts Commission “by November […]
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Twisp couple’s emotional support rooster could get the boot When Peter was little more than a ball of down, Sergey Kushnarev would hold him, pet him and feed him by hand. Now that Peter is a fully grown rooster, from comb to long, buff tail feathers, Kushnarev talks to him and watches him herd the […]
Road repairs on Canyon Street in Twisp began this week, which will bring some short-term disruption to residents. In the long term, the project is expected to bring more reliable water and sewer service, in addition to a new, smooth road surface and a new sidewalk. Canyon Street presently is an obstacle course of potholes […]
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 […]
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.
Work is wrapping up on a $1.2 million street and water system upgrade in the northeast part of Twisp.
The “Downtown Improvement Project” began in early July, replacing 80-year-old water lines with larger pipes to improve water pressure and fire flow, and repaving streets near the town center. The water system upgrade also includes new automated “radio read” water meters for about 40 hookups.