Barnet officials are closing in on a layout for their long-hoped-for-town office project

Barnet officials are closing in on a layout for their long-hoped-for-town office project after a recent meeting to review the latest design proposal.

Barnet is advancing plans to renovate the former town hall into new town offices, replacing the building the town clerk and others currently work in, due to limited space for offices and the vault, as well as accessibility issues.

Town officials have been through a couple of rounds of review and feedback on proposals from Black River Design, which was selected to help the town plan the renovation of the historic building.

Based on the comments at the meeting last week, the floor plan design process could be in the final stages, which would lead to engineering, cost estimates, financing and bidding.