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Public Toilet Coming To Pioneer Square

Flickr Photo/Ian Fisher

The Seattle City Council is considering a proposal that would bring a free, public toilet to Pioneer Square.

Local development company Urban Visions is offering to purchase the so-called “Portland Loo” for the city, in exchange for being allowed to add three stories to its mixed-use building in the neighborhood.

Cleaning, repairs and maintenance for the toilet would be provided by the Pioneer Square Business Improvement Area. In 2004, five self-cleaning toilets were installed in various parts of Seattle. After only a few years, the heavily vandalized toilets were sold off. What does the city expect to be different this time around?

City Councilmember Richard Conlin shared the details of the plan with Marcie Sillman.

Produced by Andy Hurst.