Apr 8, 2014
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Richmond residents will be relieved to hear this news.

Marina Bay Park, one of the city’s busiest parks and home to the Rosie the Riveter National Park, could soon get a new, permanent public bathroom facility.

Currently the scenic waterfront park near Marina Bay Parkway and Regatta Boulevard is served by one portable restroom that “has not been able to keep up with the demand and is often unsanitary and unusable,” according to city staff.

Last week, Richmond’s Finance Standing Committee approved the purchase and installation of a prefabricated concrete Montrose restroom building (see the image below for an example of this type of facility).  The proposal next goes to City Council for final vote, possibly at the May 6 meeting.

The proposed new bathroom facility will cost nearly $167,000 to purchase and just over $205,000 to install, city officials said. Novato-based Maloney Construction Inc. is being recommended for the job after the company pitched the lowest bid.

The city hopes work on the bathroom can begin as soon as possible so that it is ready for use by Jan. 1.

Richmond's Marina Bay Park doesn't have a permanent bathroom, but that might change.

An example of a Montrose bathroom facility.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.