8 Million dollars for 5 bathrooms. That is 1.6 Million each and doesn’t even include tampon dispensers! Funding is being provided through public assistance grant monies from FEMA, but geez, Eight freakin’ Million?
These five bathrooms are going to be constructed on the north side of the boardwalk at Grand, National, Edwards, Riverside & Lincoln Blvds. Based on the boardwalk Phase II meetings, they will mostly likely be built on top of new bump outs, leveled with the boardwalk. Bump outs were a main request at the Phase II meeting by us residents, due to the concern of not interfering with the current boardwalk flow. So yes, we kinda asked for this. I was there and it’s true, thus the high and unexpected price. Perhaps more ipe is driving up the cost? I guess we will find out more details this Tuesday.
If you go on facebook and check out some of the more popular groups such as Project 11561, you will see residents going ape shit over this cost. Please keep in mind, the bathroom image that they posted that looks like an AT-AT from Empire Strikes Back is of Rockaways and is NOT what we are getting.
From the March 3rd City Council Agenda:
WHEREAS, the City is now rebuilding the first five bathrooms, located at Grand, National, Edwards, Riverside and Lincoln Boulevards, making them more resilient by elevating them and placing them on the north side of the boardwalk, in compliance with FEMA regulations and guidelines; and
WHEREAS, after due advertisement therefore, bids were received in the Office of the Commissioner of Public Works on February 19, 2015 for the general construction of the five bathrooms; and WHEREAS, Grace Industries, Inc., 11 Commercial Street, Plainview, New York 11803 was the lowest responsible bidder, at a cost of $7,950,860.00; and [LINK]