Public restroom

Portland, Oregon government website

A Cincinnati Council Committee wants more information before proceeding with a plan to add freestanding restrooms in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.

 City administrators will do more research and report back on the issue.  

The original plan called for installing a “Portland Loo” at Findlay Market as a test location.  But some Council Members balked at the $130,000 price tag for the project including Wendell Young.

Portland, Oregon government website

A Cincinnati Council Committee could vote Tuesday on a plan to locate the city's first freestanding public restroom at Findlay Market.  

And the facility similar to the Portland Loo could cost a lot less than first thought.  

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.  But Council Member Chris Seelbach said the city may be able to get the restroom for about $40,000... lowering the overall cost.  

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.