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File #: 2019-3137    Name:
Type: Public Hearing - Sworn Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/8/2019 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 12/3/2019 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing: Application #PL2019-359- Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Amendment - Changes to Article 1 - General Provisions, Article 2 - Applications and Procedures and Article 8 - Site Design to create an administrative reasonable accommodation process and reference ADA design standards in the International Building Code; City of Lee’s Summit, applicant.
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. Amendment Language, 2. IBC ADA Standards, 3. Staff Report, 4. Planning Commission Minutes, 5. Staff Presentation
Related files: BILL NO. 19-263

 

Title

Public Hearing: Application #PL2019-359- Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Amendment - Changes to Article 1 - General Provisions, Article 2 - Applications and Procedures and Article 8 - Site Design to create an administrative reasonable accommodation process and reference ADA design standards in the International Building Code; City of Lee’s Summit, applicant.

 

Body

Issue/Request:

The purpose of this amendment is to create an administrative process for reasonable accommodations related to disabilities and to create a reference to ADA standards in the International Building Code (IBC).

 

 

Background:

Other communities have adopted administrative processes to allow for items such as wheelchair ramps in setbacks to accommodate those with disabilities.  Normally structures located in setbacks require a variance and involve a minimum 30 day process with fees totaling $465.  As drafted, the amendment allows a staff board to examine each situation on a case-by-case basis and grant relief with minimal process.  The other part of the amendment takes the ADA parking lot standards out of the UDO and creates a reference to the IBC.  This is better for the City as new building codes are adopted every 6 years and some ADA standards change between code cycles. 

 

 

Presenter

Josh Johnson, AICP, Assistant Director of Plan Services

 

 

Committee Recommendation

Ms. Dial made a motion to recommend approval of Application PL2019-359, Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Amendment:  Changes to Article 1, General Provisions; Article 2,  Applications and Procedures and Article 8, Site Design to create an administrative reasonable accommodation process and reference ADA design standards in the International Building Code; City of Lee’s Summit, applicant.  Mr. Sims seconded.  The motion carried unanimously.