Chorba Wiese has lived near Ballard Commons Park for 13 years and took her son to the spray park when he was younger.
"I don't think that's a huge cost to have a sanitary place," she said. "Or keep the park more sanitary for the kids."
Some people worry this public toilet could have the same problems that plagued the Pioneer Square public toilets in 2003.
"I would just be worried about security and cleanliness," said a woman, who didn't want to give her name. "And is it going to draw more people and more activity?"
A man named Marvin who uses the park said he thinks the Portland Loo facility would be misused.
"People out here on the street that are using certain drugs," he said. "And they're using the facilities to sit inside and do the drugs."
In 2015 the city budgeted money to put a Portland Loo in Pioneer Square, but Johnson said it didn't happen because of issues with that site. They're now considering one for the U-District. The Portland Loo at Ballard Commons Park is scheduled for construction in next spring.
You can share your thoughts on it and ask questions at a public meeting at Ballard Commons Park on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.