T. 2-23-93 MAR 3, 1993 DOJ 202-PL-419 Douglas K.

Smith, CPCA City of Virginia Beach Department of Permits and Inspections Municipal Center Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-9039 Dear Mr. Smith: This letter responds to your correspondence regarding the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding accessibility requirements for new construction of a self-storage facility. The ADA authorizes the Department of Justice to provide technical assistance and information to individuals and entities who have questions about the Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). This letter provides informal guidance to assist you in understanding and complying with the ADA accessibility standards. However, this technical assistance should not be viewed as legal advice or a legal opinion about your rights or responsibilities under the ADA. All self-storage units in a newly constructed single story storage facility are required to be accessible in compliance with ADAAG minimum standards. Section 4.1.1 establishes the application of the minimum standards and also lists limited specific instances where full compliance is not required. Design and construction of all spaces and elements of public accommodations and commercial facilities must comply with all applicable standards unless specifically allowed as exceptions. Please feel free to contact the Public Access Section any time you have questions or need information. The Department maintains a telephone information line to provide technical assistance regarding the rights and obligations of individuals, businesses, agencies, and others covered or protected by the ADA.

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01-01935 -2This technical assistance is available by calling 202-514-0301 (voice) or 202-514-0383 (TDD) between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Sincerely, John L. Wodatch Chief Public Access Section

01-01936 City of Virginia Beach DEPARTMENT OF PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS MUNICIPAL CENTER ADMINISTRATION (804) 427-4211 VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 23456-9039 ZONING (804) 427-8074 FAX (804) 426-5777 December 4, 1992 Shawn Flynn U. S. Department of Justice Public Access Sections Post Office Box 66738 Washington, DC 20035-6738 Re: American Disabilities Act Interpretation Dear Mr. Flynn: QUESTIONS: What percentage of units in a self storage facility containing 447 units for rent must be accessible to the disabled.


A proposed floor plan is enclosed. Thank you for your help with the above referenced. If you have any questions, please feel free to call. Very truly yours, Douglas K. Smith, CPCA Plans Review Specialist DKS:rsm Enclosure

01-01937 (FLOOR PLAN) Roadway (Flat)