San Francisco Is Going To Spend 1.7M Dollars For A Single Public Toilet
San Francisco is going to spend 1.7M dollars for a single public toilet. According to an online event schedule, city officials congregated at the Noe Valley Town Square to formally celebrate a "$1.7 million state budget win" to erect a restroom there.
The proposed facility would have just one toilet in a 150-foot area. San Francisco is going to spend 1.7M dollars for a single public toilet.
The construction of the costly restroom is expected to take three years, according to the city's Department of Public Works and Recreation and Parks Department.
An architect must first create the toilet's blueprints before presenting them to the public for comments. As it does with all projects on public lands, the Arts Commission's Civic Design Review committee will be in charge of undertaking a "multi-phase review" of the project.
The committee assesses each project's design, scale, and massing for accessibility, safety, and aesthetic quality.
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The evaluation procedure stated that “ensures that each project’s design is appropriate to its context in the urban environment and that structures of the highest design quality reflect their civic stature.”
San Francisco has a reputation for overpaying for things that seem unimportant. Because city officials "weren't thrilled with the aesthetic" of pre-made cans, the city spent close to $50,000 on the development of new trash can prototypes last year.
Nemo44x from YCombinator said,
Yes, SF has public bathrooms. It even has 25 self-cleaning public restrooms that are accessible to individuals with disabilities when in use.
Bathroom stalls are typically 36 inches wide and 60 inches long. A restroom must have at least one accessible stall that is at least 60 inches wide and big enough for a person in a wheelchair to use it comfortably in order to be considered ADA-compliant.
When park bathrooms are taken into account, there are 136 staffed public restrooms spread across 62 locations throughout the City.
San Francisco is going to spend 1.7M dollars for a single public toilet. The projected $1 million toilet helps to explain why San Francisco is the most expensive city in the world to construct a toilet in.
Installing a single toilet in a San Francisco plaza that already has plumbing involves a confusing process of planning, permitting, reviews, and public outreach, even though construction costs have increased everywhere over the past few years as a result of inflation and supply-chain issues.