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Here’s The Scoop…”Nobody Wanted Bathrooms?”….Public Bathrooms…Much Discussed…

At the last Commission meeting…previous LBTS agenda/meetings category 12/16/08…Town Manager Colon said ” and three nobody wanted bathrooms”……really?….

Without them…we have the following…per the Sentinel….

‘DURING THE WEEK BATHERS CAN USE FACILITIES IN TOWN HALL, A FEW BLOCKS NORTH OF COMMERCIAL’….

‘Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Beach

Commercial Blvd. and North Ocean Blvd. (A1A) (Map)
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308

954-776-0576

Maintained beachfront amid low-rise hotels and shops, with small-town feel. Natural reef for snorkeling and scuba diving runs along the coast, within swimming distance. Pier information: 954-491-9403.

Facilities: Outdoor showers, no public restrooms; during the week bathers can use facilities in Town Hall at 4501 Ocean Drive, a few blocks north of Commercial Boulevard. Plenty of restaurants, beachfront cafes nearby. Hotels along the beach rent chairs, etc. Privately owned Anglin’s Fishing Pier at Commercial Boulevard is open 24 hours for fishing and sightseeing, with an admission charge. The tackle shop sells and rents tackle, rods and bait. The Pier Coffee Shop is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lifeguards: None.

Rules: No dogs or alcohol, no launching of watercraft.’

http://www.southflorida.com/attractions/19407,0,1111359.venue

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EACH SUBMISSION HAD RESTROOMS….6/07…..

Town Commission Regular Meeting Minutes
June 12, 2007

4.
‘PRESENTATIONS
D.Master Plan Steering Committee Beach Pavilion Design Competition
Recommendation (Walter Keller)
Sandra Booth Chairman of Master Plan Steering Committee stated that the Committee was
given several projects to choose from and they chose to work on the Beach Pavilion. She
stated that they came up with the concept of a design competition to get the most interest and
to seek variety in design. She indicated that local residents were also invited to participate. She
further noted that the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale took this on as a major project in their
environmental design class. She then stated that Master Plan Steering Committee was
impressed with the passion and creativity exhibited in various submissions, both from the local
presenters and the students of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She said it was obvious that
each entrant spent a lot of hours formulating their design and she commented that all students
should be commended for their time and design concepts. She stated that the final five
concepts would be presented in alphabetical order. She then listed the names of the
competitors: Ken Brenner, Carlos Carbajo, Eduardo Carbia and Edwin Forbes and Max
Showker. Ms. Booth then introduced the instructor of the environmental design class, Mr.
Winston Menish.
Professor Menish thanked the Commission and stated that he loved Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.
He said the school is often offered competitions. He said that some want ideas, and he said
that this particular offering was the most unusual, complicated (in student thought), and
challenging. He stated that the Town was very generous in the prizes that it has offered. He
said the class members diligently approached the project as seriously as they could have.
Vice Mayor Yanni thanked him and the students.
Sandra Booth then introduced the students one by one in alphabetical order.
Ken Brenner of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea discussed his methodology for designing the pavilion.
He said that he designed it on a more timeless approach. He said the design is highly adaptable
to suit the needs of the Town now and in the future. He stated that it was also suited to meet
the climate and weather conditions of South Florida. He then stated that he designed his
concept according to the guidelines provided by the Master Plan Steering Committee. He
stated that his design was 30 x 60 on an overall plot of 40 x 80 feet. He indicated that he
believed his design would foster a sense of community. He then continued to discuss the
details of the interior and exterior design. He pointed to a stage area, seating options,
landscaping and irrigation, beach access and handicap access, trash receptacles and other
amenities, shower facilities, storage room, restrooms, and colored lighting. He concluded by
stating that the pavilion will become the most visited location and he stated that the pavilion
should set the Town apart and be unique. He said the design will achieve the Town’s goal of
maintaining its own identity today and in the future.
Carlos Cabajo from Peru stated that his design was a Key West Victorian style. He discussed
needs such as bathroom and showers. He said that the Town was a nice and cozy area and he
stated that he noted that the architecture had low buildings, brick facades on shops restaurants,
brick inlays on the roads, benches, and green palms. He said he wanted to continue with the
look of the Town in his design. He said he included a bathroom. He then discussed the size
and shape. He said it would be 40 x 80 feet. He said he added two (2) levels. He then
discussed varying height levels. He discussed seating, restrooms, showers, stage area, and
columns. He stated that his design was more like a shelter from the sun. He said the foundation
added to the Town’s theme with a brick inlay.
Eduardo Carbia from Puerto Rico stated that the Town was his first client. He stated that his
project has five sections. He said that the sectioning offers a Key West style. He indicated he
did that to provide ample seating. He said that the seating is cement and arranged in a way so
that no one’s view is blocked. He said the roof was supported by fourteen (14) beams, which
could be made of wood or cement covered in wood. He stated that he raised the floor up
eighteen (18) inches to prevent water from entering the pavilion. He said that there were two (2)
ramps for wheel chair access and three (3) steps on each side of the pavilion. He said that he
left room for amenities such as restrooms, water fountains, and showers. He said that the
ceiling gives a nice flow from Aruba down to the Pier.
Edwin Forbes from Homestead FL began by thanking everyone for the opportunity. He said he
wanted to stay with a traditional look. He said that he was inspired by North Carolinian
architecture. He said that he set the pavilion up to be wide open, and he did not want walls to
obstruct the beach view. He said it was important to place the windows on top to add light and
perhaps offer a varying wind direction. He stated that he set the seating to create separation
from the people who will be in the pavilion. He explained the side areas. He noted that he
added the trellis roof to bring in a home like feeling. He discussed other amenities such as
restrooms, display cases, and seating. He said that the flooring incorporated the pavers that
the Town had to bring the entire area together.
Max Showker from Virginia thanked the Commission and Town. He presented various boards
displaying his design. He stated that the center is raised and elevated to keep the beach from
eroding. He stated that the edges are curved for handicapped access. He then discussed the
seating, restrooms, and the symmetry of the pavilion.
Sandra Booth concluded and asked for questions or comments’
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PARKER TALKS PUBLIC BATHROOMS….7-2007…/He was against them before he was for them?….

Town Commission Regular Meeting Minutes
July 10, 2007 (continued to July 21, 2007
‘Mayor Parker felt that the Key West Design blocked the view of the ocean from
Commercial Boulevard and did not believe any of the portals should block the view of
the ocean, that instead, it should frame the ocean. He preferred the design that
featured all portals as consistent and compatible with each other. Mayor Parker felt that
relocating the entrance could solve the issue with the restrooms facing the restaurant.
Mayor Parker reminded the Commission that the role of the Master Plan Steering
Committee was not to make a choice but to provide choices to the Commission’

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2004 -BATHROOMS ON THE BEACH…FORMER MAYORAL CANDIDATE WICK….
Town Commission Regular Meeting Minutes
October 12, 2004
‘Larry Wicks, 2000 S. Ocean Boulevard, believed that the Pine Avenue portal should
utilize more than 25 feet of the available 50 feet. He hoped that the Town would
become friendlier, designating certain days during the year for free parking with bags
covering the meters stating “compliments of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.” Mr. Wicks also
suggested that two or three public restrooms along the beach be considered by
contracting for a month with a private company’

Just a sampling…..

BCbythesea…in today’s Mc-CIC BTSTimes…story on the pavilion with the new version..no walls..no baths…including  interviews with area businesses…who all say …the pavilion needs bathrooms…

Still waiting for the answers to who cut them out..

more to come…

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