The City has received all Tier 1 facility draft reports. Staff review of all the reports will be completed and the reports finalized in January.
The Stakeholder review of the results of the survey and the Tier 1 Reports is currently scheduled for early February.
Similar to many City’s ofPortland’s size, the barriers fall into three basic areas:
A large percentage of the barriers do not require an architect or design study to be removed were identified in Tier One facilities. Example: Changing door hardware from a knob to accessible lever hardware; or remounting a fixed unit to appropriate reach range heights, such as a paper towel dispenser.
Planned Capital Improvement Barriers
Many of the identified barriers were located in an area of planned capital improvement. Every Bureau has a Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Some of the barriers identified in the Tier One survey are already planned for removal in the next five years. These barriers have been identified and as part of the implementation of the ADA Transition Plan, will be tracked as CIP projects are implemented.
Long Range Improvement Barriers
Barriers that will require individual study under the guidance of a licensed architect or landscape architect were also identified. These barriers will need to be discussed on a case by case basis with the Bureau facility managers and representatives. Example: widening an elevator shaft or a large scale restroom renovation in an existing building.
Next steps include:
Staff Transition Plan Trainings scheduled for November 12th and 13th.
Finalizing the Tier 1 Reports
Stakeholder review in February
Completion of the survey data collection for tiers 2 and 3- March 2014