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  • 1.  ADA Compliance TDLR

    Posted 03-29-2024 12:38 PM
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    My Architect and the Consulting Firm / Registered Accessibility Experts (RAS) hired have me as non-compliant and claim that I need to build a sidewalk (with no gate access) to a closed (fenced off) Storage building to comply with TAS 206.2.1 ( TAS CHAPTER 2: SCOPING REQUIREMENTS 

    I replied to them (since it makes no "practical" sense and will cost me $5k at least) :

    Item 206.2.1 shows the following exception which applies to our site since entry requires a vehicle (and previous authorization via a private and secure code that is only provided to tenants who have signed a lease and acknowledged / agreed to abide by the site rules and regulations), there is no public nor pedestrian entryway nor access.
    • 2. An accessible route shall not be required between site arrival points and the building or facility entrance if the only means of access between them is a vehicular way not providing pedestrian access

    and the RAS replies : It is my recommendation that you contact TDLR tech support for clarification. We will revise our inspection report based on their recommendation and response. Please provide the TDLR recommendation for our records.

    AB TechInfo TechInfo@tdlr.texas.gov

    Any suggestions? I like that these "experts" charge like they one and then basically give me back the problem and expense...

    Roy Ramon
    Rio Bravo Capital, LLC
    McAllen TX
    (830) 765-7675


  • 2.  RE: ADA Compliance TDLR

    Posted 04-18-2024 11:14 AM

    ADA is not always about what makes sense.  You might see if you can find another ADA inspector to give a different opinion.  Usually ADA requirements are show on the plans that are submitted to the city.

    Doug Hunt
    Owners Management Company, Inc.
    Lancaster TX
    (214) 742-9499