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Hollywood Bowl to get improved restrooms for $3 million

December 21, 2011 |  4:19 pm


What a relief. The restrooms at the Hollywood Bowl will be getting a $3-million face-lift for the 2012 season thanks to a measure approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

The project would renovate 12 existing restrooms at the Bowl complex, including those at the adjacent Highland Camrose Park, according to a letter sent to the board by the Department of Parks and Recreation.

"These facilities show signs of deterioration due to their age and the extremely frequent usage during the performance season," the letter said.

Rios Clementi Hale Studios, an L.A. design firm, will undertake the renovation during the Bowl's off-season, according to the website of Zev Yaroslavsky, the board supervisor. The renovations will include the reconfiguration of toilet and urinal stalls and the replacement of plumbing fixtures.

Of the $3 million budgeted for the project, $1,625,000 is expected to come from the county and $1,375,000 from the city.

The proposed new design features waterless urinals and quick Dyson hand dryers, according to Yaroslavsky's site. Improved lighting also will be part of the refurbishment.

Julie Smith-Clementi, who is leading the project, said the team hopes to begin work within the next couple of months. The goal is to complete the refurbishment by the start of the 2012 Bowl season, she said.


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Photo: The Hollywood Bowl. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times