Mon February 25, 2013
Cincinnati officials identify cheaper sidewalk restroom
Cincinnati administrators now say in a report they've found a cheaper way to install public sidewalk restrooms that some Council Members are asking for.
Officials say they've found a galvanized steel facility starting at $35,000. That compares to about $100,000 for the "Portland Loo" officials first considered.
Administrators say the total cost with installation for the alternative would be $50,000 or less.
Officials still want to try a test location for the public restroom at Findlay Market. They wrote in the report location is ideal because it's city owned, is within the urban core and there's a need for additional restroom facilities in the area.
Money for the initial project could come from a fund used to repair city-owned buildings.
Once the pilot site is completed, a list of criteria will be developed to determined preferred locations for other restrooms.
The report is scheduled to be on Wednesday's city council agenda for referral to a committee for more discussion.