Lets say you are remodeling your lobby and the construction costs are $100,000. In this scenario, you have a public entrance, parking lot, and restroom that serves the lobby. If there are any barriers to accessibility in any of those areas serving that lobby (area of alteration), you will be required to spend $20,000 on path of travel upgrades.
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT ME?
This requirement affects both tenants and property owners that are altering their facilities. A tenant improvement on the 5th floor can trigger barrier removal all the way in the parking lot. California cities are really enforcing this requirement and often refusing to sign off on final construction until the facility has been surveyed by a CASp. For this reason, we recommend hiring a CASp prior to construction so that you can create a plan and budget for barrier removal. For more information, please call 619-736-8585.