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New Downtown Restrooms Opening Dec. 18

Released on Thursday, December 14, 2017
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The City of Fort Collins is opening a new and improved restroom facility downtown on Oak Street adjacent to the Remington Street Parking Lot.

The restroom opens to the public Monday, Dec. 18 following five months of construction. It is the second public restroom in downtown Fort Collins and the only one open 24 hours, seven days a week.

The new facility has five restrooms, including two that are ADA accessible and have baby changing stations. To deter people from staying in the restrooms for extended periods of time, after 15 minutes an alarm will sound and the doors will automatically unlock. Lights indicates when a restroom is occupied.

It’s a net-zero energy structure constructed with brick and mortar, spray foam insulation, low-flow sinks and rooftop solar panels. Artist Joe McGrane created a mosaic of domed mirrors on the building’s west side as part of the City’s Art in Public Places program.

The facility cost $350,000, including design, and was constructed by Construction Concepts Inc. out of Longmont.

The restroom replaces the former two-stall structure that had fallen into disrepair.