New York City's Washington Square Park has received approval for a $4 million structure that will house a restroom and space for parks department staff.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the plan for a new "park house" on Tuesday.
The new glass and granite comfort station will replace three older buildings, including a rundown restroom on the southern end of the park.
Construction is slated to begin in early 2011. It should be finished in one year.
It is the last phase of a multimillion-dollar makeover of the park that included the restoration of its landmark fountain.
The 9.75-acre park is in the heart of Greenwich Village.