Grant: $247,830 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Sep. 29, 2009
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Award Description: Wayland Arms is a 137 unit public housing development built before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws mandating the construction of housing and related facilities that are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. The program described below is part of a larger PHA-wide initiative to insure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act by modifying, in total, 70 public housing units and related common areas to insure that at least 5% of KCHA’s public housing inventory is fully accessible to persons with disabilities. The program is to modify three public housing units at Wayland Arms so that all three units and routes of ingress and egress to and from common spaces and facilities are compliant with Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS and related local building codes). Unit numbers 103, 104, and 105 have been identified as the units that will undergo the UFAS upgrades.
Project Description: Modifications will include but are not limited to alterations and upgrades to bathrooms, kitchens, living areas, and common space areas. Means of egress will include accessible routes of exit that meet all applicable codes. The circulation paths among dwelling units will be made as accessible as possible. Conversions of doors will meet accessibility standards, ensuring proper wheelchair access for widths, turning radius, forward reach and side reach accessibility. In many cases, the work will require expanding the bathrooms and kitchens (and reducing the size of the living room and/or bedrooms) by moving interior walls and relocating some utility and electrical lines to provide wheelchair access and turning radius within the bathroom and kitchen space.
Jobs Summary: n/a (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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