Councillors get a look at Warwick Township’s new digs

The plans for the new Warwick Township office on Watford's main street. The township was hoping to be in by December. The contractor now says it will be April.

Warwick councillors got their first look at the design of the municipal offices.

Watford Developments recently tore down a block of buildings in Watford’s downtown. Warwick Township will be the anchor tenant on the new building.

There is expected to be at least four other retail stores.

Councillors liked the look, but Colin Mitchell was most anxious to find out when construction would begin.

Developer Frank Callipari says all the municipal approvals have to be in place and they’re close.

Chief Administrative Officer Amanda Gubbels says they’re working out the final details and the site plan may come to council in June.

After that, they have to wait to see if the province will allow construction.

Right now, the province won’t allow the township to issue commercial building permits. “It will depend on the provincial orders…but that does not mean we can’t have everything ready to go,” says Gubbels.