Gibraltar Residents Will Vote on New Beach Bathroom Design Oct. 17

It’s round two for the Fish Creek beach bathrooms. Town of Gibraltar voters will gather in the Gibraltar High School gymnasium Wednesday, Oct. 17, to vote on a new proposed design for the bathrooms at the Fish Creek beach.

The new proposal is significantly scaled back from the proposal that was overwhelmingly rejected by voters in July.

The new design from Door County architect Rick Toyne incorporates rustic, low-profile design at an estimated cost of $250,000. The July proposal incorporated a pavilion and additional space at an estimated cost of $850,000.

At its Aug. 27 meeting the town board voted to bring three design options to the voters, but Toyne urged them to just bring one design for an up or down vote. Toyne’s design includes four family bathrooms, plus two separate changing rooms.

The family restroom design was chosen for several reasons. It allows parents to take their children into any of the restrooms, eliminates lines for one gender’s restroom while the other is empty, provides privacy for those with special needs and mobility issues, and privacy for those changing clothes.

The design calls for wood stud walls and roof trusses and the building will be fully insulated, though not heated for year-round use, though small electric heaters will be provided for shoulder months. Two drinking fountains, a foot wash station, and a concrete porch on the exterior of the building are also included.

The Oct. 17 meeting will begin with a short presentation of the design by Toyne, followed by a vote of town electors.



Fish Creek Beach Bathroom Vote
Oct. 17, 2018, 7 pm
Gibraltar High School Gymnasium

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