Tomball Depot restrooms completion slated for late March

The Tomball City Council will look to award a bid for public restrooms in the Tomball Historic Depot Plaza at its next meeting on Jan. 21. Because of the numerous events hosted at the plaza, the addition will answer a much needed demand.

All together, the project is estimated to cost $125,000, said City Manager George Shackelford, and once a bid is awarded construction should take six to eight weeks. The restrooms will include a women's, men's and family facility complete with a changing table and structurally will mimic the aesthetics of the depot—hardy plank brick and rock. They will be located near the plaza's splash pad.

"It will look just like the depot," Shackelford said. "Our goal is to have them open by the German Heritage Festival [which runs from March 22–24]."

The March deadline would require the bidding and construction processes to continue without any glitches, he said, so the open date could possibly be pushed back.