Apparently, the township aren't happy with certain aspects of our development relating to grading, lot boundaries and the sewer infrastructure. Our project manager tells me that the issues are minor and can be resolved fairly quickly, but it still means a delay before they will be able to break ground on our new home. I've updated the timeline to reflect the change. The original estimate we were given for closing was sometime in early November, but with this new delay and the Irene-related issues it seems more likely that our settlement date will be pushed back to the beginning of January. I'm a little bit disappointed, but part of me is also happy that we won't have to worry about moving over Christmas.