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Westminster is developing a formal Transition Plan in accordance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to improve accessibility throughout the city. As part of this effort, the city is in the process of conducting a self-evaluation by inventorying and assessing existing pedestrian facilities to identify access barriers to persons with disabilities within the public right-of-way and city buildings. Part of the self-evaluation process includes public outreach to gain public input on and help identify particular existing areas of concern. The Transition Plan will prioritize addressing the identified existing barriers and identify strategies for addressing them. It will also provide standards and guidelines for future improvements.

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Plan de Transición ADA – Encuesta para Usuarios sobre el Acceso Público

La presente encuesta ayudará a la Ciudad de Westminster identificar temas de accesibilidad, inquietudes específicas y ubicaciones críticas para usuarios discapacitados de instalaciones de la ciudad. Actualmente, la ciudad está en el proceso de desarrollar un plan de transición para eliminar barreras a instalaciones y programas (tales como agregar o corregir rampas de banquetas, mejorar la accesibilidad a los edificios o proveer métodos alternativos de comunicación) ubicados en edificios de la ciudad o en la vía pública de acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American with Disabilities Act, ADA). Aunque los esfuerzos del estudio no resultarán inmediatamente en mejoras, el plan resultante le proveerá a la ciudad una dirección clara y una guía para realizar adaptaciones relacionadas a la accesibilidad como permiten los fondos.  

El desarrollo del Plan de Transición ADA abarca un programa de alcance comunitario dentro del cual la ciudad espera obtener información que le ayudará a identificar las áreas existentes en relación a las cuales existen inquietudes. Puede recibir esta encuesta en la forma de un documento impreso, con un tamaño de texto más grande o en formato de audio. Para recibir esta encuesta en un formato alternativo, favor de contactar a Jess Hastings al número 720-473-7576 o al correo electrónico jhastings@benesch.com.

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About the Project

As required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 28 CFR 35.105, Westminster is developing a formal Transition Plan to improve accessibility throughout the city. As part of this effort, the city has retained an engineering consultant, Alfred Benesch & Co., to assist city staff in developing the ADA Transition Plan. 

The city has developed a process for creating and implementing the Transition Plan. The first step in this process is to conduct a self-evaluation by inventorying and assessing existing pedestrian facilities to identify access barriers to persons with disabilities within the public right-of-way and city buildings. The inventory will assess pedestrian facilities along roadways (primarily sidewalks and curb ramps), public areas of city-owned buildings, and access to city parks to document what facilities are present and in compliance with the applicable standards or are needing to be constructed or improved to be compliant.

Part of the self-evaluation process includes a public outreach program to gain public input on and help identify particular existing areas of concern. Public meetings will be conducted and user surveys will be distributed to provide information and solicit input. 

The self-evaluation findings will provide the framework for developing the city’s ADA Transition Plan. Besides identifying the results of the self-evaluation, the Transition Plan will prioritize addressing the identified existing barriers and identify strategies for addressing them. It will also provide standards and guidelines for future improvements.

What's Happening?

Currently, analyzing existing pedestrian facilities, parks and city buildings is underway. 

Contacts:
Tom Ochterra, PE 
City of Westminster Project Manager 
tochtera@CityofWestminster.us  
303-658-2551 

Martee Erichson 
City of Westminster ADA Coordinator 
merichso@CityofWestminster.us  
303-658-2156 

Jess Hastings, PE 
Consultant Project Manager 
jhastings@benesch.com  
7979 E. Tufts Ave., Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210 
303-771-6868