Work crews closed public restrooms on the Lower Great Highway Wednesday, installing fencing and portable toilets in preparation for the renovation of the historic buildings.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is shutting down the City-owned restrooms at the end of Taraval and Judah streets so that it can restore historic features of the 1930 buildings, install new fixtures and make structural improvements. The project also will install foot-washing stations for sandy Ocean Beach visitors, and bring the restrooms into line with Americans with Disabilities Act access standards.
Other work in the renovation project includes new roofs for both restrooms, electrical and plumbing upgrades, and some landscaping. The project is scheduled to wrap up in the spring of 2015.
Funding for the Lower Great Highway restroom renovations comes from the voter-approved Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond of 2008, the same bond measure that provided funding for the renovation of local parks and playgrounds including Cabrillo Playground, Fulton Playground, McCopppin Square and Sunset Playground.