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.