Better Bathrooms

The Better Bathrooms program is an incentive program for night-life businesses intended to help spur and support business investment in restroom spaces. The incentive program will provide $25,000 towards enhanced investments in bathrooms throughout downtown with priorities of improving clean, safe, and welcoming spaces in late-night businesses.

Designed for businesses with operating hours past 10 pm, the Better Bathrooms grant program was created to spur business investment in restroom spaces with priorities of enhancing safety, cleanliness, and welcoming features to Downtown’s nightlife.

Congratulations to our 2021 grant recipients

Quinton’s Bar & Deli – Complete

Sports Column – Complete

Elray’s Live & Dive – InProgress

Pints – Complete

Gabe’s – Complete

The program offers two tiers of participation

A Little – 50/50 match up to $3,000 

  • Likely a single-use bathroom or minor updates
  • Applicants for this grant must at minimum address 3 different categories of their choosing from the first section of each of the 5 main categories [Lighting, Cleanliness Efficiencies/Touch Point Reduction/Accessibility, Visuals, Durability and Privacy].
  • Once the minimum is addressed they may select additional items in whatever category desired.

A Lotta – 50/50 match up to $6,000

  • Multi stall bathroom or major updates
  • Applicants for this grant must at minimum address one item from the first section of each category [Lighting, Cleanliness Efficiencies/Touch Point Reduction/Accessibility, Visuals, Durability and Privacy].
  • Once the minimum is addressed they may select additional items in whatever category desired.

Applicants should review the number of required priority areas that are needed to be addressed depending on funding amount requested.

There are numerous studies and surveys that have found the best ways to improve restroom spaces and the importance of devoting resources towards these spaces in businesses. Here are some resources to review and consider when considering restroom upgrades and improvements.

Designing Nightlife for Women

How colors change the perception of interior spaces

How to choose the right CRI for your lighting: A practical guide to Color Rendering Index

CRI index/Color Temperature

How Much Light do I Need?