ADA Transition Plan
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.
Currently, analyzing existing pedestrian facilities, parks and city buildings is underway. A pedestrian user survey will be posted to the project webpage soon and distributed to city facilities, so be sure to check back.
We would love to hear from you! Along with an upcoming public meeting and survey, there will be future opportunities to interact with the project team.
Tom Ochterra, PE
City of Westminster Project Manager
City of Westminster ADA Coordinator
Jess Hastings, PE
Consultant Project Manager
7979 E. Tufts Ave., Suite 800 Denver, CO 80210