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Imperial Beach homeowners oppose public bathroom proposal

Posted at 5:20 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 08:20:19-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - The corner of Seacoast Drive and Beach Avenue in Imperial Beach could soon look very different.

Homeowners are trying to stop the city's proposed plan to install bathrooms and showers where the streets end. Their concern is that the location is too close to their homes, and homeowners worry the bathrooms will create noise, smell, and crowds of people from the beach lining up.

The city says the plan is part of a larger improvement project in collaboration with the Port of San Diego, also replacing pavement with colored pavers and creating a curb extension for the street end.

The city says it welcomes the feedback and is hosting a meeting Tuesday evening to get location and design input from the community.

Homeowners don't deny the need for more public bathrooms near the beach, but they want the city to consider a new location.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Beach Avenue street end.