M-NCPPC ADA Improvements to 9 Local Parks
Montgomery County, MD
As part of AMT’s IDIQ contract with the M-NCPPC provided a great opportunity to provide site assessment, concept planning, final construction documents, permitting services and construction phase services for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) improvements at nine (9) local parks located throughout Montgomery County, Maryland. AMT has completed design, permitting and construction phase services for nine of the park facilities.
In 2006, Montgomery County was selected by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for a Project Civic Access (PCA) review. PCA is a proactive, ongoing initiative of the Disability Rights Section of the DOJ Civil Rights Division to ensure ADA compliance in local and state governments. The DOJ inspected over 112 County facilities including sixteen (16) local parks that fall under the M-NCPPC’s jurisdiction. Montgomery County received a draft settlement proposal from the DOJ in March 2009 and negotiated a legally binding agreement to address the findings. This agreement required the County and its agencies, including the M-NCPPC, to remediate any problems identified by the DOJ within the negotiated timeline.
The goal of the project was to produce complete detailed technical documentation, and all permits necessary in order to construct the modifications, as well as provide documentation that the remedial action has been completed. Each park required different remedial measures.
The project was methodically planned and scheduled in order to meet the DOJ mandated timeframes.