Portland loo http://wvxu.org en Cincinnati officials identify cheaper sidewalk restroom http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-officials-identify-cheaper-sidewalk-restroom <p>Cincinnati administrators now say in a <a href="http://city-egov.cincinnati-oh.gov/Webtop/ws/council/public/child/Blob/37127.pdf?rpp=-10&amp;m=1&amp;w=doc_no%3D%27201300246%27" target="_blank">report</a> they've found a cheaper way to install public sidewalk restrooms that some Council Members are asking for. &nbsp;<br><br>Officials say they've found a galvanized steel facility starting at $35,000.&nbsp; That compares to about $100,000 for the "Portland Loo" officials first considered. &nbsp;<br> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:03:35 +0000 Jay Hanselman 9594 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati officials identify cheaper sidewalk restroom Cincinnati Council delays public restroom vote http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-council-delays-public-restroom-vote <p>A Cincinnati Council Committee wants more information before proceeding with a plan to add freestanding restrooms in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.<br><br>&nbsp;City administrators will do more research and report back on the issue. &nbsp;<br><br>The original plan called for installing a “Portland Loo” at Findlay Market as a test location.&nbsp; But some Council Members balked at the $130,000 price tag for the project including Wendell Young.<br> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:11:51 +0000 Jay Hanselman 8067 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati Council delays public restroom vote Cost for Cincinnati's restroom plan could be going lower http://wvxu.org/post/cost-cincinnatis-restroom-plan-could-be-going-lower <p>A Cincinnati Council Committee could vote Tuesday on a plan to locate the city's first freestanding public restroom at Findlay Market. &nbsp;<br><br>And the facility similar to the Portland Loo could cost a lot less than first thought. &nbsp;<br><br>Last week the city manager said such a project could have a price tag of $130,000 with about $90,000 of that for the actual restroom facility.&nbsp; But Council Member Chris Seelbach said the city may be able to get the restroom for about $40,000... lowering the overall cost. &nbsp;<br> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:03:32 +0000 Jay Hanselman 8025 at http://wvxu.org Cost for Cincinnati's restroom plan could be going lower Cincinnati could test freestanding restroom http://wvxu.org/post/cincinnati-could-test-freestanding-restroom <p>Findlay Market could soon be home to Cincinnati's first freestanding public restroom.&nbsp; And if the test location does well others could be added in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine. &nbsp;<br><br>Several cities have such facilities.&nbsp; Portland has successfully developed and placed several <a href="http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/article/408156" target="_blank">“Portland Loos.”</a><br><br>City officials said these freestanding facilities address the major negative issues associated with public restrooms. &nbsp;<br> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:02:36 +0000 Jay Hanselman 7781 at http://wvxu.org Cincinnati could test freestanding restroom