New Kansas City Airport will Include 2 All-Gender Bathrooms
Kansas City’s new airport will include bathrooms designed to be inclusive for many situations, including two all-gender bathrooms.
Justin Meyer, deputy director of the city’s aviation department, told a City Council committee Wednesday the terminal’s 10 bathrooms also will include changing rooms, rooms for nursing mothers, larger stalls to accommodate luggage and diaper-changing stations in both men’s and women’s restrooms, The Kansas City Star reported.
Meyer said the all-gender bathrooms will not only accommodate transgender travelers but also families with children of opposite genders or those with an elderly parent of the opposite gender.
The all-gender bathrooms will replace urinals with more stalls with higher partitions for more privacy.
No one raised objections to the plans at the committee meeting.
Kansas City currently is demolishing its three-terminal airport, with the new single-terminal facility expected to open in 2023.