New public restroom in the works downtown

Mary Ann Kearns - [email protected]

Although not a glamorous addition to Maysville’s downtown, they are certainly a welcome addition for the numerous events and visitors the area attracts.

The city is building new public restrooms at Limestone Landing, near the floodwall, that will give visitors a more pleasant facility than the portable potties generally brought in for festivals and events, city officials said.

Construction is underway at the site in front of the pump station near the opening at the Landing with foundation and plumbing work, according to City Project Manager David Hord. Concrete is expected to be poured next week and the project should be completed with the next two or three months, he said.

“I think it will be really nice,” he said.

City Manager Matt Wallingford agrees.

“David Hord has had this on his mind for several years and rightfully so, with all the events down there,” Wallingford said. “They’re needed.”

The handicapped accessible restrooms will be designed to blend in with the current finishes used on the pump house with a stone finish, making them ascetically pleasing, Hord said.

Once the new restrooms are complete, the public restrooms located in the parking lot at the corner of McDonald Parkway and Sutton Street will be remodeled, Hord said.

The costs for the project is estimated at $30,000-$35,000, Hord said. Once in use, the restrooms will eliminate the need to rent the portable toilets, he said.

Mary Ann Kearns

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