24-Hour Restroom Pilot Project (PK0120)

Project Overview

The City of Port Angeles will soon unveil three new public restrooms in Downtown Port Angeles. The 24-Hour Restroom Pilot Project, PK0120, supports access for all members of the community. The facilities, known as Portland Loos, will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Portland Loo single occupant restroom design is ADA-compliant, easy to maintain, and uses Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED, principles to discourage illegal activities and generate higher usage rates. Each restroom will include stainless steel posts, toilet, and wall panels for durability and easy cleaning; angled louvers for privacy; a skylight; baby changing station; recessed handwashing station with air dryer, tempered water, and soap dispenser; and hand sanitizer. Unlike many of the existing concrete block restrooms located throughout Port Angeles, the new facilities will not require winterization during the cold months.

Staff worked with Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) to determine suitable locations, ultimately deciding to place two Portland Loo restrooms at the Gateway Transit Center and one Portland Loo in the Breezeway Parking Lot area of downtown Port Angeles.                   

Funding Image Provided by Portland Loo

Funding for this project is budgeted in Capital Projects: PK0120 24 Hours Restroom Pilot Project and PK0205 Restroom Replacement Program. The cost to purchase three 24-Hour Stand-Alone Public Restrooms (Portland Loos) is $517,689.00. Construction costs are $211,855.36.

Timeline

Sitework began on October 10, 2022. Temporary restrooms are available at the northeast corner of the parking lot while work continues at the Breezeway Parking Lot area.  

Project completion is expected to occur this winter. 

Media/Press Release

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View the City's Capital Facilities Plan and Transportation Improvement Plan (CFP/TIP) to learn more about this project and all other City of Port Angeles capital facilities projects. For additional question about this project, please contact Project Coordinator Tim Tucker at tdtucker@cityofpa.us.