Attachment J: Modifications to Altered Facilities
Please Note: Paragraph 31of the Settlement Agreement requires that within three months of the effective date of this Agreement, the City 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.
In order to ensure that the following spaces and elements in City facilities, which were altered after January 26, 1992, are readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities, the City will take the following actions:
The City’s Police Department building, located at 2601 Elm, was constructed in 1965. The facility was gutted during the Department’s site survey and has subsequently been completely remodeled. The facility reopened in the Summer of 2006.
- Within one year of the effective date of this Agreement, the Department will: (1) survey the Police Department building in the same manner that the other City facilities were surveyed for ADA compliance; and (2) provide the City with an amended version of this Attachment [J], which will include any modifications to the facility necessary for compliance with the ADA. The City will have two years from the effective date of this Agreement to complete any modifications, unless other arrangements are made pursuant to paragraph 43 of this Agreement.
- Within 6 months of the effective date of the Agreement, the City will make the following modifications:
- Parking: The parking lot has no parking spaces reserved for use by people with disabilities. On the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrance, provide the required number of van accessible spaces and standard spaces designated as reserved for people with disabilities required by the Standards. 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 (2%) in all directions, and that their surfaces are firm, stable, and slip-resistant. Standards §§4.1.2(5), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6, 4.30.7(1).
- Within the boundary of the site, provide at least one accessible route connecting the accessible spaces to be provided in the parking lot as noted above to the front entrance 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 ½ 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), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.3, 4.5, Fig. 7.
- The parking reserved for persons with disabilities must be located on the shortest accessible route to the accessible facility entrance. Provide fully accessible parking that is located on the shortest accessible route to an accessible pedestrian entrance to the facility. Standards §§ 4.1.2(5)(a), 4.1.2(5)(b), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.6.2.
- The entrance is not accessible to people with disabilities. Provide a designated accessible entrance that has at least one active leaf with a minimum clear opening width of 32 inches with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop; that has a minimum space between two hinged or pivoted doors of 48 inches plus the width of any door swinging into the space, with doors swinging in either the same direction or away from the space between the doors; that has either an automatic door operator or clear and level maneuvering clearance that complies fully with Fig. 25; and that has a threshold not exceeding ½ inch in height and beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Ensure that all hardware and operating devices have shapes that are easy to grasp with one hand and do not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrist to operate; and that they are mounted no higher than 48 inches above the finished floor. Standards §§4.1.3(7)(a), 4.1.6(1)(b), 4.13, Figs. 24, 25, 26.