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ADA Transition Plan 

The city has completed a final draft of the Transition Plan, which is attached below. The city has also taken steps to increase accessibility throughout the city and its programs with the findings and feedback provided during the development of the formal plan. 

Final ADA Transition Plan

About the Project

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

The city developed a process for creating and implementing the Transition Plan. The first step in this process was 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 assesses 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 need to be constructed or improved to be compliant.

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

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

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