Hudson puts out RFP for ADA architect
Mar 19, 2020 11:45 am
Abby Hoover is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media city of Hudson officials has put out a request for proposals from architectural firms knowledgeable about the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, city ADA Coordinator Michael Chameides said March 16. The city is looking to hire an independent licensed architect and accessibility firm to survey city facilities and sites to identify barriers and to assist in the development of the city’s transition plan to remediate those barriers, Chameides said. The scope of the work includes a wide range of projects, from room identification signage to reconstructing accessible routes in parking spaces, city facilities and parks. It will also include ease of access to participate in programs and services and intends to make people of all abilities feel safe when traveling throughout the city’s intersections. The city is on track to hire the selected candidate by late April, and Chameides said he wants to see work begin as soon as possible. The ADA transition plan is scheduled to be in place by August, but it may be impacted by the current state of emergency in Hudson. “ADA accessibility is an important project,” said Public Works Commissioner Peter Bujanow, who is managing the request for proposals. “I’m happy to be contributing to our community.” Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.