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.
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.