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 — 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 Communities’ claims that Focus Development and architect Booth Hansen discriminated against people with disabilities by designing
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