VANDERBILT BEACH, Fla.- After more than two years, the bitter bathroom battle in North Naples is settled.
On Tuesday, Collier County commissioners approved plans to build a new bathroom facility on Vanderbilt Beach without the two-story concession stand. Controversy stemmed from a group of residents nearby who felt it was too tall, and would take away business from nearby food vendors.
"We are delighted. We are finally going to get extra capacity for the tourists that use this beach. It's a very popular beach and it's going to happen quickly and the cost will be so much lower than before," said Kathy Robbins with Vanderbilt Beach Residents Association.
The county is going to duplicate the facility which is located down the road just of Bluebill Avenue.
Tourist tax dollars will pay for the bathrooms.