Myrtle Beach considering permanent public bathrooms downtown

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Visitors to the Grand Strand may soon no longer have to deal with the dreaded “no public restrooms” signs posted in front of many businesses throughout downtown.

The Myrtle Beach Downtown Redevelopment Corporation is moving forward with plans to build permanent public restrooms near Ocean Boulevard.

A conceptual review for the construction of bathrooms in an alley across from the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel is going before the Community Appearance Board on Thursday.

If approved, the architect will complete construction and bid drawings to present to the DRC at its annual retreat in January, when the organization would allocate funding for the project, said DRC executive director David Sebok. The bathroom would sit in the alley between Ocean Boulevard and Withers Alley in downtown Myrtle Beach, between 10th and 12th avenues North.

“Hopefully construction could start early in 2014 and be completed in a few months,” he said.

Sebok suggested permanent restrooms during last year’s DRC retreat and worked with the city’s Cultural and Leisure Services to determine the best location that would allow them to replace the Plyler Park restroom trailer.

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