Santa Monica Beach Bathroom Remodel Worth $5 Million
Santa Monica beach goers will get to enjoy fancy new public bathrooms this summer, but the lofty price tag has aggravated some city taxpayers.
Seven public bathroom facilities, each containing 14 colorfully tiled stalls, will cost the city about $5 million dollars, according to KTLA. This makes each stall worth $50,700.
The original estimate for the project was about $3.6 million, according to the Santa Monica Daily Press.
The city agreed to replace eight bathrooms to make them ADA (Americans with Disabilities) accessible, following a lawsuit against the California Department of Parks and Recreation.
The eighth bathroom on Ocean Front Walk is not completed because neighbors didn't approve of the design proposal, according to the report.