Freestanding restroom

City of Cincinnati website

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.  

Portland, Oregon government website

Findlay Market could soon be home to Cincinnati's first freestanding public restroom.  And if the test location does well others could be added in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.  

Several cities have such facilities.  Portland has successfully developed and placed several “Portland Loos.”

City officials said these freestanding facilities address the major negative issues associated with public restrooms.