ATTACHMENT I: Modifications to Newly Constructed Facilities

The chart below lists the facilities surveyed by the Department, the access issues identified during the survey, and the actions required to correct the access issues. Required actions are listed using an alphanumeric code. The key to the alphanumeric codes is provided in Attachment M to this Agreement.

In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in County facilities for which construction was commenced after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the County will take the actions referenced by the alphanumeric code and described in detail in Attachment M to this Settlement Agreement within the time periods specified below, which time periods will begin to run on the effective date of this Agreement.

Items classified as "Contract" require more research for a resolution to the items identified in this attachment.  The County expects that the Contract will define scope of work required to remedy the identified deficiencies.  Once the scope of work is defined a decision can be made whether the remedial work can be performed by a contractor or trained staff.

Item #

Access Issue

Required Action

Completion Date

Resolution By

1. 

Animal Resource Center, located at 3412 25th Avenue

1.1.

Parking Lot: The curb ramp leading from accessible parking to the entrance is inaccessible because it has a running slope of 9.2%.

AR4

 24 months

Contract

1.2.

Education Site Drinking Fountain: This area is inaccessible because the drinking fountain protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

1.3.

Interior Doors:  The doors throughout the facility are inaccessible because they require more than 5 pounds of force to open.

D3

12 months

Staff

1.4.

Men's Toilet Room 103: The coat hook is inaccessible because it is mounted 58 inches high.

TR3

12 months

Staff

1.5.

Women's Toilet Room 104: The coat hook is inaccessible because it is mounted 58 inches high.

TR3

12 months

Staff

1.6.

Ramp to Animal Drop Off

1.6.a.

The ramp is inaccessible because the bottom landing has a slope of 2.4%.

R5

 24 months

Contract

1.6.b.

The ramp is inaccessible because the handrail extensions at the top are 11 inch long.

R2

 24 months

Contract

1.7.

Ramp to Exterior Stray Dog Area: The ramp is inaccessible because the handrail around the support beam protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

 24 months

Contract

2. 

Jack Brooks Park, located at 5700 FM 2004

2.1.

Picnic Tables: The picnic tables throughout the park are inaccessible because they provide insufficient clear knee space.

DW1

 24 months

Contract

2.2.

Portable Toilets:  The portable toilets throughout the park contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

TR2

12 months

Staff

2.3.

Highlands Recreation Center Parking

2.3.a.

The north parking lot, with a total of 51 parking spaces, has no designated accessible spaces provided.  This lot requires one van accessible space and two standard accessible spaces.

P1

 24 months

Contract

2.3.b.

The south parking lot is inaccessible because one of the designated accessible parking spaces has no vertical sign.

P3

12 months

Staff

2.4.

Highlands Recreation Center Men's Toilet Room

2.4.a.

The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the lavatory with the controls 54 inches high.

CT3

12 months

Staff

2.4.b.

The toilet is inaccessible because the side grab bar is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser.

TR15

12 months

Staff

2.5.

Highlands Recreation Center Concession Counter

2.5.a.

This area is inaccessible because the concession counter protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

2.5.b.

The counter is inaccessible because it is 45 inches high.

C1

 24 months

Contract

2.6.

Highlands Recreation Center Exterior Routes

2.6.a.

The routes to the grills and picnic tables are inaccessible because the grass surface is not firm, stable, and slip resistant.

AR1

12 months

Staff

2.6.b.

The route into the tennis court is inaccessible because it is only 31 inches wide.

AR3

12 months

Staff

2.7.

Kitty Hawk Model Aircraft Field:  The routes from parking to the field and picnic pavilion are inaccessible because the grass surface is not firm, stable, and slip resistant.

AR1

 24 months

Contract

2.8.

Live Oak Picnic Area Parking

2.8.a.

One of the designated accessible parking spaces is inaccessible because it lacks vertical signage.

P3

 12 months

Staff

2.8.b.

The parking lot is inaccessible because it has no van accessible parking space.

P5

 24 months

Contract

2.9.

Live Oak Picnic Area Men's Toilet Room:  The toilet is inaccessible because the side grab bar is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser.

TR15

 12 months

Staff

2.10.

Live Oak Picnic Area Women's Toilet Room

2.10.a.

The paper towel dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted above the lavatory with the controls 55 inches high.

CT3

12 months

Staff

2.10.b.

The toilet is inaccessible because the side grab bar is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser.

TR15

12 months

Staff

2.11.

Live Oak Picnic Area

AR1

12 months

Staff

2.11.a.

The route to the grills is inaccessible because the grass surface is not firm, stable, and slip resistant.

AR1

12 months

Staff

2.11.b.

This area is inaccessible because the drinking fountain protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

2.12.

Veterans Memorial Parking

2.12.a.

The designated accessible parking space is inaccessible because the sign is mounted too low.

P3

12 months

Staff

2.12.b.

The parking lot is inaccessible because it has no van accessible parking space.

P5

 24 months

Contract

2.13.

Veterans Memorial Recreation Area Women's Toilet Room: The toilet is inaccessible because the side grab bar is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser.

TR15

12 months

Staff

2.14.

Veterans Memorial Recreation Area Men's Toilet Room

2.14.a.

The toilet is inaccessible because the side grab bar is obstructed by the toilet paper dispenser.

TR15

12 months

Staff

2.14.b.

The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side.

TR4

 24 months

Contract

2.15.

Veterans Memorial Recreation Area Exterior Route

2.15.a.

The route to the basketball court is inaccessible because it contains a number of vertical changes in level between 1 and 2 inches high.

AR2

 24 months

Contract

2.15.b.

The route to the picnic area is inaccessible because it contains a number of vertical changes in level between 2 and 4 inches high.

AR2

 24 months

Contract

2.15.c.

This area is inaccessible because the drinking fountain protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

2.16.

Veterans Sports Complex

2.16.a.

The routes to Fields 1, 2 and 3 are inaccessible because there is a 5 1/2 inch high step down onto the field.

AR2

 24 months

Contract

2.16.b.

The routes into the dugouts are inaccessible because there is a 5 1/2 inch high step up into the dugout.

AR2

 24 months

Contract

2.16.c.

The concession area is inaccessible because the counter protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

2.17.

Baseball Field Women's Toilet Room

2.17.a.

The toilet room is inaccessible because the sign has no raised or Braille characters.

TR11

12 months

Staff

2.17.b.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the hardware requires twisting of the wrist to operate.

LS4

12 months

Staff

2.17.c.

The toilet room is inaccessible because the air dryer and paper towel dispenser protrude into the walkway and are not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

2.18.

Baseball Field Men's Toilet Room

2.18.a.

The toilet room is inaccessible because the sign has no raised or Braille characters.

TR11

 12 months

Staff

2.18.b.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the hardware requires twisting of the wrist to operate.

LS4

12 months

Staff

2.18.c.

The toilet room is inaccessible because the air dryer and paper towel dispenser protrude into the walkway and are not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

2.19.

Baseball Field Drinking Fountain: The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the controls require 17 pounds of force to operate.

DF2

12 months

Staff

3. 

Justice Center- Court Building, located at 600 59th Street

3.1.

South Parking Lot:  The parking lot, with a total of 154 parking spaces, is inaccessible because it has only four designated accessible spaces provided.  This lot requires one van accessible space and five standard accessible spaces.

P1

12 months

Contract

3.2.

Gate from Judges' Parking to Employee Entrance:  The pull side of the gate is inaccessible because it has no clear space on the latch side.

D5

 24 months

Contract

3.3.

Overflow Visitor Parking: The parking lot, with a total of 164 parking spaces, is inaccessible because it has no accessible spaces provided.  This lot requires one van accessible space and five standard accessible spaces.

P1

 24 months

Contract

3.4.

Ramp along Building from West Parking to Main Entrance

3.4.a.

The ramp is inaccessible because there are no handrails provided.

R2

 24 months

Contract

3.4.b.

The ramp is inaccessible because it has a slope of 9.3%.

R4

 24 months

Contract

3.5.

Employee Parking

3.5.a.

The designated accessible parking spaces are inaccessible because the vertical signs are mounted too low.

P3

12 months

Staff

3.5.b.

The parking lot is inaccessible because it has no van accessible parking space.

P5

 24 months

Contract

3.6.

Interior Doors:  The doors throughout the facility are inaccessible because they require more than 5 pounds of force to open.

D3

12 months

Staff

3.7.

Jury Assembly Area: The area is inaccessible because there is no signage informing the public of the availability of an assistive listening system.

AA3

 24 months

Contract

3.8.

Grand Jury Meeting Room: The sink is inaccessible because the clear floor space is 29 inches deep.

LS5

 24 months

Contract

3.9.

Hallway outside 1300 and 1500:  This area is inaccessible because the difibulator protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

3.10.

2nd Floor Hallway outside Elevator:  This area is inaccessible because the difibulator protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

3.11.

Holding Cells: There are no accessible cells provided because the toilets and lavatories contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

PJ1

 24 months

Contract

4. 

Bayshore Spillway Park Pavilion, located at 5437 East FM 646

4.1.

Central Parking Lot: The parking lot, with a total of 100 parking spaces, is inaccessible because it has only three designated accessible spaces provided.  This lot requires one van accessible space and three standard accessible spaces.

P1

 24 months

Contract

4.2.

Exterior Routes

4.2.a.

The route onto the ballfields is inaccessible because the grass surface is not firm, stable, and slip resistant.

AR1

 24 months

Contract

4.2.b.

The route to the portable toilet is inaccessible because the grass surface is not firm, stable, and slip resistant and there is a step up into the portable toilet.

AR1

 24 months

Contract

4.3.

Joyce Medford Pavilion

4.3.a.

The route into the picnic pavilion is inaccessible because there is a 1¼ inch high step into the pavilion.

AR2

12 months

Staff

4.3.b.

The pavilion is inaccessible because none of the tables provide sufficient clear knee space.

DW1

12 months

Contract

4.4.

Joyce Medford Pavilion Toilet Rooms

4.4.a.

This area is inaccessible because the drinking fountains protrude into the walkway and are not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Contract

4.4.b.

The toilets in both the men's and women's toilet rooms are inaccessible because the grab bars are mounted 37 inches high.

TR19

12 months

Staff

4.4.c.

The lavatories in both the men's and women's toilet rooms are inaccessible because they do not provide sufficient clear knee depth.

LS3

 24 months

Contract

4.4.d.

The toilet in the men's toilet room is inaccessible because the centerline is 21 inches from the side wall.

TR7

 24 months

Contract

4.5.

Pavilions on Coast Path: The routes to the trash cans are inaccessible because the grass surface is not firm, stable, and slip resistant.

AR1

 24 months

Contract

5. 

Crystal Beach Annex, located at 946 Noble Carl Drive

5.1.

Parking: The parking lot, with a total of 78 parking spaces, is inaccessible because it has only two designated accessible spaces provided, and there is no vertical signage.  This lot requires one van accessible space and three standard accessible spaces.

P1

 24 months

Contract

5.2.

Justice of the Peace Entrance: The interior door is inaccessible because it requires 15 pounds of force to open.

D3

12 months

Staff

5.3.

Sheriff's Side Drinking Fountains: This area is inaccessible because the fountains protrude into the walkway and are not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

5.4.

Sheriff's Side Foyer Unisex Toilet Room

5.4.a.

The door is inaccessible because it requires 15 pounds of force to open.

D3

12 months

Staff

5.4.b.

The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side.

TR4

 24 months

Contract

5.5.

Sheriff's Side Employee Unisex Toilet Room

5.5.a.

The door is inaccessible because it requires 8 pounds of force to open.

D3

12 months

Staff

5.5.b.

The toilet is inaccessible because the flush control is on the closed side.

TR4

 24 months

Contract

5.6.

Sheriff's Side Holding Cells

5.6.a.

There is no accessible cell provided.

PJ1

 24 months

Contract

5.6.b.

The lobby is inaccessible because the check-in counter protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

6. 

Jerry J. Esmond Juvenile Justice Center, located at 5500 Atwater Avenue

6.1.

Parking: Two of the designated accessible parking spaces are inaccessible because the access aisle contains a curb ramp.

P2

 24 months

Contract

6.2.

Interior Doors: The doors throughout the facility are inaccessible because they require more than 5 pounds of force to open.

D3

12 months

Staff

6.3.

Lobby Men's Toilet Room:  The urinal is inaccessible because the clear floor space is 27 inches wide.

TR8

 24 months

Contract

6.4.

Lobby Women's Toilet Room:  The lavatory is inaccessible because the water supply and drain pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.

LS2

12 months

Staff

7. 

Galveston County Jail, located at 5700 Avenue H

7.1.

Booking Unisex Toilet Room

7.1.a.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the water supply and drain pipes are not insulated or otherwise configured to protect against contact.  (This is a detention facility and the insulation must be secure)

LS2

 24 months

Contract

7.1.b.

The toilet is inaccessible because there are no grab bars provided.

TR18

Contract

7.2.

Showers: The showers throughout the facility are inaccessible because the controls are mounted on the rear wall and some of the seats are mounted on the wrong side.

B2

 24 months

Contract

7.3.

Housing Unit Seating:  The tables throughout the facility are inaccessible because none of them provide sufficient clear knee space.

DW1

 24 months

Contract

7.4.

Designated Accessible Cells

 24 months

7.4.a.

The shelves are inaccessible because they are mounted 52 inches high.

S1

Staff

7.4.b.

The toilet is inaccessible because the centerline is 20 inches from the side wall.

TR7

12 months

Contract

7.5.

Drinking Fountains: Many areas are inaccessible because the drinking fountains protrude into the walkway and are not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

 24 months

Contract

7.6.

Medical Infirmary M001A: The counter is inaccessible because it is 42 inches high.

C1

 24 months

Contract

7.7.

Inmate Law Library K025: The counter is inaccessible because it is 46 1/2 inches high.

C1

 24 months

Contract

7.8.

Holding Cells and Employee Toilet Room by Magistrate Court: The toilet rooms contain a number of inaccessible elements and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

TR1

 24 months

Contract

7.9.

Visitation Lobby

 24 months

7.9.a.

This area is inaccessible because the counter protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

Contract

7.9.b.

The counter is inaccessible because it is 41 inches high.

C1

 24 months

Contract

8. 

Emergency Management Facility, located at 1353 FM 646

8.1.

Employee Parking: The parking lot, with a total of 69 parking spaces, is inaccessible because it has only two designated accessible spaces provided.  This lot requires one van accessible space and two standard accessible spaces.

P1

 24 months

Contract

8.2.

Entrance Ramp:  The ramp is inaccessible because the handrails do not have 12 inch long extensions at the ends.

R2

 24 months

Contract

8.3.

Interior Doors: The doors throughout the facility are inaccessible because they require more than 5 pounds of force to open.

D3

12 months

Staff

8.4.

1st Floor Lobby Toilet Rooms:  The coat hooks are inaccessible because they are mounted too high.

TR3

12 months

Staff

8.5.

Elevator: The elevator is inaccessible because the hall lantern fixtures are not at least 72 inches high.

E10

 24 months

Contract

8.6.

Break Room

8.6.a.

The microwave is inaccessible because it is mounted above the oven with the controls 60 inches high.

CT3

12 months

Staff

8.6.b.

The sink is inaccessible because the hardware requires twisting of the wrist and more than 5 pounds of force to operate.

LS4

12 months

Staff

8.7.

2nd Floor Men's Locker Room

8.7.a.

The urinal is inaccessible because the rim is 18 inches high.

TR8

12 months

Contract

8.7.b.

The benches are inaccessible because one provides no back support and the other is less than 20 inches deep and less than 42 inches long.

LR2

 24 months

Contract

8.8.

3rd Floor Women's Toilet Room

8.8.a.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of the lavatory rim is 36 inches high.

LS3

 24 months

Contract

8.8.b.

The coat hook is inaccessible because it is mounted too high.

TR3

12 months

Staff

8.9.

3rd Floor Men's Toilet Room

8.9.a.

The lavatory is inaccessible because the top of the lavatory rim is 36 inches high.

LS3

 24 months

Contract

8.9.b.

The coat hook is inaccessible because it is mounted too high.

TR3

12 months

Staff

9. 

Mid County Annex, located at 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway

9.1.

Interior Doors:  The doors throughout the facility are inaccessible because they require more than 5 pounds of force to open.

D3

12 months

Staff

9.2.

Central Appraisal District Family Toilet Room:  The shower is inaccessible because the shower spray unit is broken and the shower head is more than 48 inches high.

B7

12 months

Staff

9.3.

Central Appraisal District Women's Toilet Room: The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 13 inches high.

TR6

12 months

Staff

9.4.

Central Appraisal District Men's Toilet Room: The toilet paper dispenser is inaccessible because it is mounted 13 inches high.

TR6

12 months

Staff

9.5.

Central Appraisal District Drinking Fountain

9.5.a.

This area is inaccessible because the drinking fountain protrudes into the walkway and is not detectable to blind persons using a cane.

AR7

12 months

Staff

9.5.b.

The drinking fountain is inaccessible because the flow of water is 3 inches high.

DF5

12 months

Staff

9.5.c.

Although a designated accessible drinking fountain is provided, there is no drinking fountain provided for people who have difficulty bending or stooping.

DF3

 24 months

Contract

10. 

Justice Center Law Enforcement Building, located at 601 54th Street

10.1.

Municipal Court Parking: The parking lot is inaccessible because one of the access aisles is 57 inches wide.

P6

12 months

Staff

10.2.

Interior Doors:  The doors throughout the facility are inaccessible because they require more than 5 pounds of force to open.

D3

12 months

Staff

10.3.

Elevator: The elevator is inaccessible because there are no hall signals provided.

E10

 24 months

Contract

 

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