On Jan. 28, Focus Development, Inc., a developer, and Booth Hansen, Ltd., an architectural firm, entered into a consent decree, under which Focus has agreed to make alterations to the eight-story apartment building at 1717 Ridge Ave., so that the common areas and all 175 units will be accessible to
Article by Juliet Freudman Photo by Jeffrey Wang A local apartment building will become more accessible to residents with disabilities after the architects and a fair housing agency came to an agreement last month following a two-and-a-half year process. The agreement â€” which will implement federal accessibility standards in the
By Bill Smith The developer and architect for the 1717 Ridge rental apartment building have settled a handicap accessibility lawsuit filed against them by the housing advocacy agency Open Communities. The agreement settles Open Communitiesâ€™ claims that Focus Development and architect Booth Hansen discriminated against people with disabilities by designing
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