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Public restrooms on the way to downtown

Portland Loo
Portland Loo

More than four years after they were originally promised, a pair of "Portland Loo" public restrooms is on their way to downtown San Diego.

City councilwoman Marti Emerald worked with the homeless advocacy group Girls Think Tank to present the idea of bringing the prefabricated, graffiti-resistant structures to San Diego and push for funding. Money for the project was appropriated in February, after the demise of redevelopment funding placed the project in limbo.

Originally slated to cost about $700,000, the price tag for the two units was reduced to $400,000 by the time of this year's city-council approval. The bathrooms are expected to be delivered to the city sometime this month and should be placed into round-the-clock service by January 2015.

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More than four years after they were originally promised, a pair of "Portland Loo" public restrooms is on their way to downtown San Diego.

City councilwoman Marti Emerald worked with the homeless advocacy group Girls Think Tank to present the idea of bringing the prefabricated, graffiti-resistant structures to San Diego and push for funding. Money for the project was appropriated in February, after the demise of redevelopment funding placed the project in limbo.

Originally slated to cost about $700,000, the price tag for the two units was reduced to $400,000 by the time of this year's city-council approval. The bathrooms are expected to be delivered to the city sometime this month and should be placed into round-the-clock service by January 2015.

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Great. Maybe this will make up for the locking of the public restrooms on Broadway Pier. They didn't last long. Word is, local crew got tired of cleaning them. Easy come, easy go, I guess.

Oct. 2, 2014

The homeless and dirt bag druggies will destroy these no matter how well they are built.

Oct. 3, 2014

Perhaps they should also consider fixing the showers at the beaches, and provide some downtown as well. Keep your bum clean!

Oct. 3, 2014

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