Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
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About the Project
As required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 28 CFR 35.105, the City 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 looking at existing policies and procedures as well as 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 and document what facilities are present and in compliance with the applicable standards or are needing to be constructed or improved to be more accessible. Part of the self-evaluation process includes a public outreach program to gain public input on and help identify particular existing areas of concern. Project information and public 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.
Currently, identifying and evaluating existing policies and procedures as they relate to accessibility is underway. A public survey will be posted soon to the project webpage and social media platforms as well as distributed to City facilities, so be sure to check back.
We would love to hear from you! Along with the upcoming survey, there will be future opportunities to interact with the project team. Feel free to reach out to either of the individuals listed below.
City of Thornton Project Manager
Director of Risk Management
Consultant Project Manager
7979 E. Tufts Avenue, Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210