Saluda to bid out restrooms

Published 12:42 pm Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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City seeks contractor for foundation and slab

SALUDA—Public restrooms in downtown Saluda are becoming closer to reality. 

The Saluda Board of Commissioners met last week and approved seeking bids for the foundation of slab of the new building. 

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The restrooms will be built in the city alley downtown, now known as Pace Park. 

City officials have been discussing the need for public restrooms for years and have been raising money through different avenues and festivals. 

Just last year the city took its Coon Dog Day profits to put towards new public restrooms. 

Saluda officials are also applying for grants to help get the restrooms built. 

The board of commissioners approved plans for the restrooms a couple of years ago, which will include separate men’s and women’s restrooms with sinks. 

The women’s restroom is proposed to have three stalls and a changing station and the men’s to have two stalls, two urinals and a changing station. The plans approved a couple of years ago also include a utility closet and both restrooms being ADA compliant. 

The design is for 336 square foot and based on costs of $100-$150 per square foot, the total estimate for the restrooms is $33,660-$50,400, according to figures discussed last year. 

The restrooms are proposed to be located towards the rear of Pace Park. 

Anyone wishing to donate funding for the new restrooms is urged to contact city hall at 828-749-2581.