More than a year after initial agreement, still no public bathrooms at downtown marina

More than a year after initial agreement, still no public bathrooms at downtown marina
More than a year after an initial agreement requiring public restrooms at a downtown marina, there is still a temporary fix.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - More than a year after an initial agreement requiring public restrooms at a downtown marina, there is still only a temporary fix.

A spokesperson for the City of Wilmington said Wednesday that city attorneys are working with the developer on the interpretation of some of the details in the initial contract.

Public bathrooms were part of the originally approved plans between the city, Pier 33 and Northern Riverfront Marina and Hotel. City council voted in April 2017 to allow restaurants to open without the bathrooms ahead of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament.

Operators have set up temporary public restrooms, and the public is able to use the facilities inside the Marina Grill restaurant.

Dylan Lee, a spokesperson for the city, said the issue is in a legal negotiation and he couldn't comment on the status of the project.

The city attorney's office would not elaborate on the nature of the negotiation.

"I can say that city staff is continuing to work diligently on this issue, and hopes to have a resolution in the near future, but I cannot give you a timeline for when that will occur," said Deputy City Attorney Meredith Everhart.

The marina operator could not be reached for comment on Wednesday.

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