Evanston plans to spend $2.5M on accessibility
Evanston city officials will outline plans tonight to spend more than $2.5 million over the next decade to improve access to city facilities for persons with disabilities.
Most of the spending, nearly $1.9 million, is planned for the next three years.
The plans are part of an Americans with Disabilities Act self-evaluation report to be presented to the City Council's Human Services Committee this evening.
The report says most city facilities are already fully compliant with the federal law, and most of the remaining problems involve creating accessible pathways and play spaces as parks.
The most expensive projects involve $600,000 to be spent over the next three years to renovate washrooms and add an additional accessible exit at the Civic Center and $500,000 to provide accessible walkways through the Ladd Arboretum.
The report only includes planned spending for city buildings and park facilities. Projections for streets, sidewalks and other public works department projects weren't available.
The full report is available online.