The building code requires that new work meets current accessibility standards AND requires spending up to 25% of the value of a project on improving the access to and within an establishment. This "25% rule" applies to changes of occupancy as well as remodeling projects. The code lists the order of priority for improvements:
1. accessible parking,
2. an accessible entrance,
3. an accessible route within the building,
4. at least one accessible restroom for each sex or an additional single unisex restroom, etc.
For information on special accessibility guidelines applying to children, speak to a Life Safety Reviewer at (503) 823-1456.