Advisory Commission on Disabilities

ADA Facility Transition Plans

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires communities to prepare two types of Transition Plans. The Right Of Way Transition Plan last updated in 2018, is focused on identifying deficiencies and establishing a plan to install improvements along sidewalks, intersections and other areas of public rights of way. The City of Naperville has been diligently working to address the recommendations contained within it. 

The other type of required ADA Transition Plan is directed at facilities. This plan identifies deficiencies and offers recommendations to address building features that are not in compliance with current ADA requirements. The City of Naperville updated its Facility Transition Plan by working first with the Farnsworth Group, an architectural firm, to independently evaluate 22 City facilities for ADA Compliance. The plan includes more than 1,900 deficiencies totaling an estimated $2.5 million. To address these items, the Advisory Commission on Disabilities established a rating system to prioritize improvements based upon life safety concerns, level of facility use by the public, accessibility impediments, estimated cost, and project complexity. The plan guides the City’s efforts to make ADA improvements with facility upgrades, improvements, and through Capital Improvement Program Investment. The City Council approved the document on May 3, 2016.

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