Transition Plan

The City of Wichita's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Final Transition Plan for facility modifications is made up of the detailed PDF documents on this page. The hyperlinks within each document are not active, because to make them so would require a file too large for public dissemination.

However, the citations to federal regulations found there are accurate and can be independently researched. This Final Transition Plan is an organic document, and it changes as necessary to reflect changes in facility use or structure.

New Construction / Alterations

The City's building permit system exists to safeguard the life, health, property and welfare of the public through plan review, issuance of building permits, licensing of contractors and construction inspection. Licensed contractors, and the property owners who hire them, are responsible to ensure that new construction and alteration work complies with the construction requirements of Title II of the ADA for public projects and the construction requirements of Title III of the ADA for private construction projects. This is part of a broader review by Office of Central Inspection staff used to check for electrical, plumbing, fire and other code conformity. Although the City conducts plan reviews, issues permits and conducts subsequent on-site inspections, the obligation to conform to the law never shifts from the contractor and property owner to the City or anyone else.

The act relating to accessibility of public buildings and facilities, K.S.A. 56-1301 et seq., places the authority to enforce ADA requirements for the design and construction of new, additions to, and alterations of facilities of public accommodation that require a building permit upon the City's building inspector or agency responsible for that function. The Office of Central Inspection uses the plan review process and the on-site construction inspection process as the primary tools for this purpose. It is the goal of the City of Wichita that no building requiring issuance of a building permit be issued a final certificate of occupancy prior to fully complying with ADA requirements.

For construction work occurring within the corporate limits of the City of Wichita for which a permit application is submitted on or after January 1, 2007, any violation of the standards set out in the act may be enforced by the City Attorney for the City of Wichita. The City Attorney may apply to the district court for a temporary or permanent injunction restraining any individual, corporation or partnership from violating the standards established by the act. The City Attorney may also seek alteration of the facility affected, reasonable expenses, attorney fees and investigation fees. Intentional violations of the district court's order can trigger additional court-imposed, civil penalties.

  1. A Price Woodard Jr Park (PDF)
  2. African-American Center (PDF)
  3. Aley Park (PDF)
  4. Alford Branch Library (PDF)
  5. Atwater Neighborhood City Hall (PDF)
  6. Auburn Hills Golf Course (PDF)
  7. Barrington Park (PDF)
  8. Big Arkansas River Park (PDF)
  9. Boston Park and Community Center (PDF)
  10. Bridgeport Park (PDF)
  11. Brownthrush Park (PDF)
  12. Buffalo Park (PDF)
  13. Career Development Center (PDF)
  14. Century II (PDF)
  15. Cessna Park East (PDF)
  16. Cessna Park West (PDF)
  17. Chisholm Creek Park North (PDF)
  18. City Hall (PDF)
  19. CityArts (PDF)
  20. Claude Lambe Park (PDF)
  21. College Hill Park (PDF)
  22. Columbine Park (PDF)
  23. Colvin Neighborhood City Hall (PDF)
  24. Completed Items No. 1 (PDF)
  25. Completed Items No. 2 (PDF)
  26. Cottonwood Park (PDF)
  27. Country Acres Park (PDF)
  28. Cypress Park (PDF)
  29. Delano Park (PDF)
  30. Downtown Street Parking (PDF)
  31. Eastview Park (PDF)
  32. Ed Martin Trail (PDF)
  33. Edgemoor Park (PDF)
  34. Emery Memorial Park (PDF)
  35. Emporia Park (PDF)
  36. Evergreen Branch Library (PDF)
  37. Evergreen Park and Neighborhood CityHall (PDF)
  38. Fairmont Park (PDF)
  39. Finlay Ross Park (PDF)
  40. Finney State Office Building (PDF)
  41. Fire Station 01 (PDF)
  42. Fire Station 02 (PDF)
  43. Fire Station 03 (PDF)
  44. Fire Station 04 (PDF)
  45. Fire Station 05 (PDF)
  46. Fire Station 07 (PDF)
  47. Fire Station 08 (PDF)
  48. Fire Station 09 (PDF)
  49. Fire Station 10 (PDF)
  50. Fire Station 11 (PDF)
  51. Fire Station 12 (PDF)
  52. Fire Station 13 (PDF)
  53. Fire Station 14 (PDF)
  54. Fire Station 15 (PDF)
  55. Fire Station 16 (PDF)
  56. Fire Station 17 (PDF)
  57. Fire Station 18 (PDF)
  58. Fire Station 19 (PDF)
  59. Garvey Park (PDF)
  60. Glenn Village Park (PDF)
  61. Great Plains Nature Center (PDF)
  62. Grove Park (PDF)
  63. Harrison Park (PDF)
  64. Harvest Park (PDF)
  65. Health Department (PDF)
  66. Hellers Park (PDF)
  67. Henry Park (PDF)
  68. Heritage Square Park (PDF)
  69. Herman Hill Park (PDF)
  70. Hill Top Center and Horizons Gym and Friendship Park (PDF)
  71. Hispanic Center (PDF)
  72. Hope Park (PDF)
  73. Housing and Community Services (PDF)
  74. Hyatt Hotel (PDF)
  75. Hyde Park (PDF)
  76. Index of Surveyed Buildings and Facilities (PDF)
  77. Individual Parking Lots and Parking Garages (PDF)
  78. Indo-Chinese Center (PDF)
  79. Kansas Firefighters Museum (PDF)
  80. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (PDF)
  81. Kiwanis Park (PDF)
  82. La Petite Academy (PDF)
  83. Lawrence Dumont Stadium (PDF)
  84. Lincoln Park (PDF)
  85. Linwood Park North (PDF)
  86. Linwood Park South (PDF)
  87. Longview Neighborhood Park (PDF)
  88. LW Clapp Golf Course (PDF)
  89. Lynette Woodard Recreation Center (PDF)
  90. MacDonald Park (PDF)
  91. Main Branch Library (PDF)
  92. Maya Angelou Branch Library (PDF)
  93. McAdams Recreation Center (PDF)
  94. Meadows Park (PDF)
  95. Mid-America All-Indian Center (PDF)
  96. Mid-Continent Airport (PDF)
  97. Minisa Park (PDF)
  98. MTA Downtown Transit Center (PDF)
  99. Murdock Park (PDF)
  100. Naftzger Park (PDF)