Bay St. Louis neighbors want new public restrooms demolished - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Bay St. Louis neighbors want new public restrooms demolished

Posted: Updated:
A bathroom being built at the corner of Washington Street and Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis is now at the center of a legal fight. (Photo source: Chancery Court of Hancock Co.) A bathroom being built at the corner of Washington Street and Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis is now at the center of a legal fight. (Photo source: Chancery Court of Hancock Co.)
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) -

A bathroom being built by Hancock County at the corner of Washington Street and Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis is now at the center of a legal fight.

Twenty-two landowners filed an injunction Wednesday asking to the Hancock County Board of Supervisors to halt construction of a "large, tall and unsightly public restroom facility in a single family residential neighborhood."

The plaintiffs say the building is being constructed on private property owned by Bay St. Louis American Legion Post 139 on the beach, and that construction violates a city zoning ordinance.

"If completed, the illegally constructed restrooms will obstruct air, light, and view, not only to Plaintiffs and their neighbors, but to the public at large," the injunction reads.

The landowners are concerned "the building will destroy the peace and beauty of the neighborhood," and will be a "public nuisance" that will devalue property. They're seeking a permanent injunction to stop construction and demolish the building.

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.