By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy
The price for a single public toilet in a 150-square-foot space for San Francisco’s Noe Valley Town Square just came in at an eye-watering $1.7 million — with a completion date set for 2025, according to The New York Post.
In contrast, New York’s iconic Empire State Building, the 1st 100+ story constructing, was constructed in 1 year and 45 days. Framing went up at 4 and half stories — a week.
Not to be a celebration pooper but, come on San Francisco, you are superior than this. City officials appears to know it.
A celebration set at the web site to hail final approval of the new public toilet was cancelled, with the assemblymember who secured the funds, Matt Haney (D-San Francisco), calling the final cost tag “shockingly high” and “inexplicable” in the San Francisco Chronicle.
“I’m glad that Noe Valley will at some point get a bathroom, but it shouldn’t cost this much and it shouldn’t take this long, and I’m angry about it,” Haney told the Chronicle. “It’s not something I want to celebrate right now.”
Residents have asked for a toilet due to the fact the plaza opened in 2016, but no 1 anticipated a $1.7 million pricetag or its 2025 opening date.
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The Chronicle stated, “the commode kerfuffle is just one recent example of a city bureaucracy so overly complicated and enamored of process that nothing seems to get done.”
In the Post, when asked to guess the price, region builder Tom Hardiman of the Modular Building Institute stated, “I’m going to guess high, I think, and say $200,000.”
When told of the $1.7 million cost tag, eight.five occasions greater than his estimate, he added, “It would be comical if it wasn’t so tragically flawed.”
A spokesperson for the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department attributed the staggering cost to “onerous demands and unpredictable costs levied by PG&E,” sky higher building expenses that have elevated 20-30 % in two years, and higher spend and added benefits for workers, Fox News reported.
Syndicated with permission from RealClearWire.
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