Thursday, August 01, 2013

Wharf Street Loo Installed

 Councillor Fred Pattje

The Wharf Street loo, located on the corner of Wharf and Commercial Streets will be open to the public on Friday, August 2. The new washroom facility is a simple, sturdy washroom structure that will provide visitors to the downtown core a clean, safe and environmentally friendly restroom. The installation of the washroom facility is the result of considerable research conducted over the past few years by the City of Nanaimo Safer Nanaimo Advisory Committee.

The location of the facility was selected by way of a survey conducted by the Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association. The loo design and location is also in keeping with current Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CEPTED) practices suggested by local RCMP members on the committee.

"An important reason for placing this public facility in this particular location, is to attempt to make a dent in the ongoing occurrences of public urination which unfortunately still happen with alarming frequency, late at night, after the bars close on weekends and which, besides being of serious detriment to business owners along Commercial Street, pose an unacceptable health and safety risk" explains Councillor Pattje.

“The Downtown Nanaimo Business Improvement Association is pleased to see that this facility has become a reality. This is a tangible result of a community working together to address a not so pleasant issue,” says Corry Hostetter, General Manager of the DNBIA.

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