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DJ 202-PL-149
JUN 23 1992

DIR
WODATCH
DATE
Mr. John Lundeen
Building Manager
SPECIAL B-K-P
COUNSEL 9714 Old Katy Road
BREEN Houston, Texas 77055

DATE Dear Mr. Lundeen:

This letter is in response to your request for information


about how to comply with title II of the Americans with
Disabilities Act.
DEPUTY
BOWEN The ADA authorizes the Department of Justice to provide
technical assistance to individuals and entities that are subject
DATE to the Act. This letter provides informal guidance to assist you
in understanding the ADA accessibility standards. However, this
technical assistance does not constitute a legal interpretation
of the application of the statute and it is not binding on the
Department.
BLIZARD
Section 36.304 of Title III states that a public
DATE accommodation must remove architectural barriers in existing
facilities where such removal is readily achievable. "Readily
achievable" refers to barrier removal that is easy to accomplish
and can be done without much difficulty or expense. You must
JOHANSEN survey your buildings to find out what barriers to accessibility
exist and then decide which barriers are readily achievable to
DATE remove. This office does not attempt to identify in advance
specific steps that must be taken with respect to a particular
building. This obligation is a continuing one. Therefore, what
may not be readily achievable to do this year, may be next year
GYB or sometime in the future.

DATE
cc: Records, Chrono, Wodatch, Johansen, Bowen
udd:Johansen.Ltr.Lundeen
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We are enclosing a copy of the Title III regulations as well


as our Technical Assistance Manual to assist you in surveying
your buildings. I hope this information is useful to you.

Sincerely,

L. Irene Bowen
Deputy Director
Office on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Enclosure

01-00955
April 7, 1992

Office On The Americans With Disabilities Act


Civil Rights Division
U.S. Department of Justice CERTIFIED
P. O. Box 66118 RETURN RECEIPT
REQUESTED
Washington D.C. 20035-6118

"The National Law Journal" dated Monday, August 26, 1991.


ADA - is the first comprehensive civil rights statute to cover the
disabled.

The provisions contained in Title III of the ADA, however, will have
far reaching ramifications on building design, construction and the
development of real estate.

Existing buildings, new construction and alterations are all within


the scope of Title III. Moreover, compliance with Title III is the
responsibility of almost everyone who has an interest in a covered
building, including owners, managers, and tenants.

(As the above statements in "The National Law Journal" dated Monday,
August 26, 1991) The partners/owners would like to make improvements that
would be necessary.
What name and address do we have to send a letter to so we can find
out, if any improvements must be done on building/buildings?

"Location/Locations"

6218 I-85, Norcross Georgia


703 Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090
61 Glenn Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts 01845
4525-27 Kingston Street, Denver, Colorado 80239
3815 Nicols Rd., Eagan, Minnesota 55122
2333 Grant Ave., San Lorenzo, California 94580
2007 E. Stewart Street, Tacoma, Washington 98421
1621 Lincoln Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98421
9135 Spring Branch Drive, Houston, Texas 77080
9137 Spring Branch Drive, Houston, Texas 77080
9144 Spring Branch Drive, Houston, Texas 77080
9714 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas 77079
14520 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas 77079
14526 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas 77079
14530 Old Katy Road, Houston, Texas 77079
11011 South Wilcrest, Houston, Texas 77099

Sincerely,

John Lundeen
Building Manager

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