Since the Americans with Disabilities Act took effect in 1992, virtually all our projects have accessibility components.
However, many owners of existing buildings make retroactive provisions for physical access, for reasons such as needs of their users or requirements triggered by other construction.
Some of our accessibility projects (not required by law) have included:
- Tiber Island Cooperative Homes, built in 1965 as part of the first Southwest Washington redevelopment, includes 21 townhouses and four midrise towers with 378 apartments.
- Temple Micah (exempt at the time of its construction as a religious facility) chose to make the entire facility accessible — both the front and rear entrances, the toilet rooms, and all the interior spaces.