Everett opens first of its public bathrooms

EVERETT — The city’s first of three public bathrooms in downtown opened recently, just in time for the Fourth of July parade.
It’s a two-stall bathroom at 2912 Wetmore Ave. in the parking lot for Everett City Hall.
Another is coming near EverPark parking garage, 2815 Hoyt Ave. It could open by the fall, city spokeswoman Simone Tarver said.
The third will be erected a few blocks down the road at the Cope Gillette Theatre, 2730 Wetmore Ave., by Wetmore Plaza. That could be completed in 2025, Tarver said.
Those will be built with one stall.
These are compact, prefabricated metal public bathrooms that are ADA-compliant.
Public Restroom Company, a company from Nevada, built the two-stall bathroom adjacent to City Hall.
Romtec, a company from southern Oregon, will build the two other bathrooms. A city memo says it is vandalism resistant.
A combination of $750,000 worth of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars from the COVID era and a small contribution from Snohomish County is reportedly paying for the bathrooms.