Attachment F: Modifications to Newly Constructed Facilities

 

 

1.         Aquatic Center; 2107 Middle Road, owned by the City

 

a.         Parking

 

i.          There are 202 parking spaces, of which eight are designated as being accessible to individuals with disabilities.  There is no designated van-accessible parking space.  One of the access aisles contains a built-up curb ramp.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least one van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles.  At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

ii.         There is a change in level from the accessible parking area to the sidewalk for the Aquatic Center, which is situated on an elevated concrete path.  Provide at least one accessible route from the parking area to the Center.  The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%).  Standards §§ 4.1.3(1), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

b.         Service Counters

 

The top of the service counters at the concessions stand is 37 inches and 42.5 inches above the finished floor.  Provide a counter on an accessible route such that a portion of the counter is at least 36 inches wide and no more than 36 inches above the finished floor, or provide an auxiliary counter with a maximum height of 36 inches in close proximity to the main counter, or provide equivalent facilitation.   Equivalent facilitation may be provided in the form of a folding shelf attached to the main counter, an auxiliary table nearby, or other means.  Standards §§ 4.1.1(2), 7.2(2), 4.1.3(1), 4.3.

 

c.         Playground

 

None of the playground equipment is accessible to a child who uses a wheelchair.  Provide a piece of playground equipment along an accessible route.  The accessible route must have a minimum clear width of 36 inches, or a minimum clear width of 42 inches if there is a turn around an obstruction less than 48 inches wide; have passing spaces at least 60 inches by 60 inches at least every 200 feet; have a minimum clear headroom of 80 inches; have a surface that is firm, stable, and slip resistant; have, in the absence of a curb ramp, ramp, elevator, or platform lift, no level changes in excess of inch vertically; and have a running slope of less than 1:20 (5%) (or have been constructed as a fully accessible ramp) and a cross slope of less than 1:50 (2%).  Standards §§ 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.

 

d.        Men and women's toilet rooms

 

i.          The side grab bars in the toilet stall designated for people who use wheelchairs in the men's and women's toilet rooms are 36 inches long.  In each, provide a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 52 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.6, Figs. 30(a), (d).

 

ii.          The coat hook in the men's toilet stall designated for people who use wheelchairs is inaccessible.  Provide a coat hook at a maximum height above the finished floor of 48 inches for a forward approach or 54 inches for a side approach and that is accompanied by clear floor space of 30 by 48 inches that allows a forward or parallel approach by a person using a wheelchair.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(12)(a), 4.25.2, 4.25.3, 4.2.4, 4.2.5, 4.2.6.

 

e.         Men and women's shower rooms

 

i.          The shower stalls in both shower rooms are not accessible.  Provide a shower in each room that is exactly 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep with a 48 inch long and 36 inch wide clear floor space alongside the shower opening, and an L-shaped shower seat mounted on the wall opposite the controls and extending the full depth of the stall; OR a shower that is at least 30 inches deep and 60 inches wide with no curb or threshold and with a 36 inch deep and 60 inch wide clear floor space at the shower opening.  Ensure that each of these showers has grab bars, controls, a shower spray unit, and a seat, curb, and enclosure, if provided, that comply fully with the Standards and with Figs. 35, 36, and 37, as applicable.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

           

 

f.          Unisex toilet / shower room

 

i.          Provide a toilet room sign with the International Symbol of Accessibility and raised and Braille characters.  The sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6, 4.30.7.

 

ii.          The unisex shower stall lacks a shower seat and grab bars.  Provide a shower that is exactly 36 inches wide and 36 inches deep with a 48 inch long and 36 inch wide clear floor space alongside the shower opening, and an L-shaped shower seat mounted on the wall opposite the controls and extending the full depth of the stall; OR a shower that is at least 30 inches deep and 60 inches wide with no curb or threshold and with a 36 inch deep and 60 inch wide clear floor space at the shower opening.  Ensure that the shower has grab bars, controls, a shower spray unit, and a seat, curb, and enclosure, if provided, that comply fully with the Standards and with Figs. 35, 36, and 37, as applicable.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.21, Figs. 35, 36, 37.

 

2.         Meijer's Field; 516 Zulauf Avenue, owned by the City

 

a.         Parking

 

i.          There is no designated van-accessible parking space and none of the 5 standard parking spaces for persons with disabilities is served by an adjacent access aisle.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least one van accessible space and 5 standard spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  At each standard accessible space, provide an access aisle at least 60 inches wide.  At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles.  At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

3.         Animal Shelter

 

                        a.         Parking

 

            i.   There is no designated van-accessible parking space.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide at least one van accessible space designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Ensure that van accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 96 inches wide.  At all spaces designated as reserved for persons with disabilities, provide vertical signs with the International Symbol of Accessibility located such that they cannot be obstructed by parked vehicles.  At van accessible spaces, provide an additional "Van-Accessible" sign located below the International Symbol of Accessibility.  Ensure that all spaces and access aisles for persons with disabilities are flat and level, with slopes and cross-slopes not exceeding 1:50 in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(5), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).

 

            ii.  The "walkway" from the accessible parking spaces to the building has a slope greater than 1:20 in some places and is, therefore, considered a ramp.  In addition, there is an abrupt change in level greater than 1/4 inch.  Provide a ramp that is at least 36 inches wide with a slope not exceeding 1:12 and a cross slope not exceeding 1:50; with level landings at least as wide as the ramp and 60 inches long at the top and bottom of the ramp; and with edge protection at least 2 inches high at the drop off sides.  Provide handrails that are between 1 inches and 1 inches in diameter with a continuous gripping surface along both sides of the ramp, extending at least 12 inches beyond the top and bottom of the ramp parallel with the ground surface.  Ensure that handrails are mounted between 34 inches and 38 inches above the ramp surface, with ends rounded or returned smoothly to the floor, wall, or post, and that they do not rotate within their fittings.  Ensure that the ramp and approaches are designed so that water will not accumulate on walking surfaces.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(1), 4.1.2(2), 4.3.8, 4.8.

 

b.         Men's and Women's Toilet Rooms

 

i.          The toilet room signs on the men's and women's toilet rooms are not accessible.  At each, provide a toilet room sign with raised and Braille characters.  Each such sign shall be mounted on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door with the centerline of the sign at 60 inches above the finished floor and situated such that a person can approach within 3 inches of the sign without encountering an obstruction or standing within a door swing.  Standards §§ 4.1.2(7)(d), 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5, 4.30.6.

 

ii.         The side grab bars in the men's and women's toilet rooms do not extend at least 54 inches from the back wall.  In each, provide a side grab bar that is at least 40 inches in overall length, with the far end mounted at least 52 inches from the rear wall and the closer end 12 inches or less from the rear wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1 and 1 inches; with 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as the toilet paper dispenser.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.4, 4.26.2, Fig. 29.

 

iii.         There are no rear grab bars in the men's and women's toilet rooms.  In each, provide a rear grab bar that is at least 36 inches in overall length, with the closer end no more than 6 inches from the side wall; mounted 33 to 36 inches above the finished floor; with a diameter between 1 and 1 inches; with 1 inches between the grab bar and the wall; and at least 1 inches between the grab bar and any other object, such as a toilet seat cover dispenser.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.16.4, 4.26.2, Fig. 29.

 

iv.         The centerline of the toilets in the men's and women's rooms are located 16 inches from the side wall.  In each, provide a toilet with a centerline that measures 18 inches from the near side wall.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30.

 

v.         The toilet paper dispensers in the men's and women's toilet rooms are located away from the side wall.  In each, provide a toilet paper dispenser that is mounted with its top at least 1 inches under the side grab bar and 36 inches or less from the rear wall and is centered at least 19 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.4, 4.17.3, Fig. 30(d).

 

vi.         The hot water and drain pipes beneath the lavatory in the men's and women's toilet rooms are not insulated or configured to protect against contact.  In each, provide hot water and drain pipes in each toilet room that are insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.4.

 

vii.        The mirrors in the men's and women's toilet rooms are not accessible.  In each provide a mirror in each toilet room with the bottom edge of its reflecting surface no more than 40 inches above the finished floor.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(11), 4.22.6, 4.19.6.