Attachment H: Modifications to Newly Constructed Facilities

Pursuant to Paragraph 49 of the Agreement, within three months of the effective date of the Agreement, the City will provide signage as necessary to comply with 28 C.F.R. § 35.163(b), after having surveyed all facilities that are the subject of this Agreement for the purpose of identifying those that have multiple entrances not all of which are accessible.

 

The technical requirements and, where appropriate, the scoping requirements of the Standards are used as a guide for determining whether a program or activity held in an existing facility is "readily accessible to and usable by" persons with disabilities and for determining what changes are necessary to make this program or activity accessible if it continues to be provided in the existing facility in question.  See 28 C.F.R. §§ 35.150(b)(1), 35.151.

 

In order to ensure that each of the City's programs, services, and activities operating at a facility that is the subject of this Agreement, when viewed in its entirety, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with mobility impairments, the City will take the following actions:

 

1.         Within twelve months of the effective date of this Agreement, the City shall complete the following modifications to Kelly Lake Park:

 

a.         There is a gravel parking lot but there are no parking spaces designated for people with disabilities.  On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide one van accessible space and one standard space designated as reserved for people with disabilities.  Ensure that standard accessible spaces are a minimum of 96 inches wide and served by access aisles at least 60 inches wide.  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).

 

b.         There is no accessible route from the parking area to the picnic area or the toilet rooms.  Provide at least one accessible route within the boundary of the site connecting these elements that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public.  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.

 

c.         There are no accessible picnic tables for people who use wheelchairs.  Provide at least one picnic table on an accessible route such that there is knee space at the table at least 27 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 19 inches deep, and such that the height of the top of the table is between 28 inches and 34 inches above the ground.  Standards §§ 4.1.3(18), 4.32.3, 4.32.4.

 

d.         Pathway Encircling the Lake: Before the pathway is opened for public use, the City will provide a full set of construction documents (including, blueprints, drawings, construction project manuals, complete specifications, and any addenda or field change orders which may modify original design documents) to the Department for review and approval which approval shall not be unreasonably withheld.  Any modifications required by the Standards will be completed by the City within 3 months of receiving the Department's notification.      

 

e.         Toilet Rooms: At the time of the Department's inspection, the toilet rooms were locked and could not be surveyed.  The Department surveyed only the exterior elements.

 

i.          The transition between the sidewalk and the concrete platform at the toilet rooms contains a change in level that exceeds inch.  Provide at least one accessible route to the toilet rooms that, to the maximum extent feasible, coincides with the route for the general public.  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.

 

ii.          There is no accessible signage at the toilet rooms.  Provide a toilet room sign with 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.        

 

iii.         Before the toilet rooms are open for use, the City will provide photos and measurements of the required standard accessible stalls and other accessible elements and spaces to the Department for review and approval.  Any modifications required by the Standards will be completed by the City within 3 months of receiving the Department's notification.