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Are there concept drawings of the restrooms in the proposed locations?
At this point, the only drawings that are available are the concept drawings presented in the Feasibility Study.

Will there be hours for restroom or will they be open 24/7?
At this point, it should be presumed that there will be established hours the restrooms will be open and closed, but those hours have not been established.

Will restrooms be ready-built modules or constructed?
Currently, the proposal only presents concepts for constructed restrooms.  However, a modular restroom has been suggested by a member of the community.  Please see the January 8, 2014 Staff Report for more information: Part I and Part II 

What will the new restroom look like?
Once the location is selected, we will move into the architectural phase of the project and again seek public input on design elements such as architecture, materials, lighting, signage, and exterior/interior amenities. This level of detail has not been determined at this time.

How will they be cleaned, by whom and how often?
The City of Mill Valley will be responsible for cleaning and maintenance of the restrooms. The schedule of cleaning is yet to be determined and most likely will be based on observed needs. There may also be seasonal variations to the schedule.

Are the restrooms that currently exist in the Depot Bookstore and Café public restrooms?
The owners of the Depot Bookstore and Café, by the terms of the lease, are allowed to control the use of the restrooms in the café for the use of patrons. The Mill Valley City Council has asked the Café owners to allow the general public to use the restroom, and they do. Restroom users, however, frequently experience long lines to access the lavatory and congestion in the dining area of the café. The existing facility is also not physically accessible to all users.

How can I share my comments?
  • Attend the next upcoming Parks and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 7:00 pm at City Hall, 26 Corte Madera Ave. The meeting will also be webcast live and recorded for on-demand viewing.  Download and review the Staff Report here: Part I and Part II
  • Send written comments via mail to180 Camino Alto Mill Valley, CA 94941 Attn: “Plaza Restrooms.”
  • Send written comments via email to parks@cityofmillvalley.org. Please write “Plaza Restrooms” in the subject line.

What are the next steps after the November 5, 2014 Parks and Recreation Commission meeting?
After the November Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, the item will then go to the City Council for their consideration and direction. Once the location is selected, we will move into the architectural phase of the project and again seek public input prior to the Parks and Recreation Commission’s action.


If you have further questions about the downtown restroom proposal, please email Linn Walsh, Assistant to the City Manager at lwalsh@cityofmillvalley.org.

Thank you in advance for your constructive input and we look forward to hearing from you either in-person at the November meeting or via written comments.

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Last updated: 10/20/2014 7:58:27 PM