T. 6-18-92 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


-2We 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 01-00956