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1 ACCESSIBILITY: A CODE COMPLIANCE AND EXISTING CONDITIONS ASSESSMENT AND SURVEY OF THE LIMERICK TOWN HALL MAIN STREET LIMERICK, ME ttl-Architects LLC 28 Danforth Street Portland, ME T (207) F (207)

2 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) REQUIRES THAT “PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE TO BE PROVIDED ACCOMMODATIONS AND ACCESS EQUAL TO, OR SIMILAR TO, THAT AVAILABLE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. ALTERATIONS TO HISTORIC PROPERTIES OUGHT TO BE IN FULL COMPLIANCE WITH THE ALTERATION STANDARDS FOR OTHER TYPES OF BUILDINGS. ALTERATIONS REQUIRE REVIEW BY THE APPROPRIATE LOCAL OR STATE ACCESS BOARD (STATE FIRE MARSHALL’S OFFICE).

3 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) IF BY FOLLOWING THE USUAL STANDARDS, THE HISTORIC SIGNIFICANCE WOULD BE DESTROYED OR THREATENED, THEN ALTERNATIVE STANDARDS MAYBE USED. PUBLIC ASSEMBLY SPACES IN HISTORIC STRUCTURES MUST MEET THE MINIMUM STANDARDS REQUIRED BY THE ADA TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT FEASIBLE.

4 MINIMUM STANDARDS REQUIRED BY THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) FOR HISTORIC STRUCTURES ACCESSIBLE ROUTE FROM A DESGINATED PARKING SPOT TO AN ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE AN ACCESSIBLE INTERIOR ROUTE FROM THE ENTRANCE TO PUBLIC SPACES ON THE LEVEL OF THE ENTRANCE. AN ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE. AT LEAST 1 ACCESSIBLE UNISEX TOILET ROOM COMPLY WITH STANDARDS FOR SIGNAGE, DISPLAYS, DOOR HARDWARE, WATER FOUNTAINS, SYSTEM CONTROLS, EXHIBITS, ETC.

5 LIFE SAFETY: A CODE COMPLIANCE AND EXISTING CONDITIONS ASSESSMENT AND SURVEY OF THE LIMERICK TOWN HALL MAIN STREET LIMERICK, ME

6 ASSESSED USING INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE AND NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION AGENCY PUBLICATIONS Doors do not meet hardware and egress requirements. The stairs do not meet the handrail, guardrail, and riser/tread requirements for existing egress stairs. The electrical system does not have safety features like ground fault interrupters and hardwired smoke detectors.

7 There are no hardwired-smoke detectors, heat detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, a sprinkler system or lightning protection. There is no fire separation between the boiler and oil tank enclosures and the remaining spaces. The fire escape is rusted and of insufficient design to serve as a second means of egress. In addition, the egress path of the fire escape passes several windows, which pose a significant threat to anyone using the fire escape.

8 STRUBLE ENGINEERING, LLC 603 Main Street Reading, MA (781) (781) Fax “The present stairs and fire escape do not provide handicap access.” Struble Engineering 1/10/2007 “This fire escape appears inadequate for use as public egress in the event of a fire.” Struble Engineering 1/10/21007

9 A new addition would be needed to achieve the goal of providing such access and could also be used to replace the non-Code compliant fire escape now serving the existing building. Such an addition would have to be structurally separate due to the fact that the present building uses unreinforced masonry as its lateral load resisting system which is prohibited in new construction of the type needed for this (egress) addition. STRUBLE ENGINEERING, LLC 603 Main Street Reading, MA (781) (781) Fax

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11 ACCESSIBLE ROUTE FROM A DESGINATED PARKING SPOT TO AN ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE

12 NEW SIDE ADDITION WITH A STAIR & ELEVATOR ACCESSIBLE ROUTE FROM A DESGINATED PARKING SPOT. AN ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE. AN ACCESSIBLE INTERIOR ROUTE FROM THE ENTRANCE TO PUBLIC SPACES ON THE LEVEL OF THE ENTRANCE. (ttl-arch)

13 Multilevel buildings and facilities. An accessible route from an accessible entrance to public spaces on the level of the accessible entrance shall be provided. IBC 2009 Existing Building Accessibility Section 3411

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15 Side Addition Location

16 Life Safety Cost Estimate in 2007 $’s Provide GFCI Outlets$1,850 Hardwire Smoke Detectors$1,500 Install Lever Hardware$4,500 Fire Extinguishers$900 Emergency Signs & Lighting$3,200 Lightening Protection$2,100 Sprinkler in Boiler Room$3,000 1 Hr Partitions in Basement$2,500 Remove Fire Escape$2,750 New Electrical Fixtures in Addition$6,000 New Stair Tower$112,000 Total $140,300

17 Handicap Accessibility Cost Estimate 2007 $’s Accessible Exterior Route$750 Accessible Interior Route$1,500 Accessible Entrance$15,000 4 Stop Elevator$130,000 Upgrade Electrical Service$15,000 $162,250

18 Life Safety $ 140,300 Handicap Accessibility $ 162,250 Total $ 302,550 + Architectural Design/Specifications Cost

19 Funding Possibilities

20 $ 56,000 available & approved $250,000 in the Capital Improvement Account (unencumbered) Write a Grant to help off set elevator cost Fund Raiser – Veterans ‘Hall of Honor’ *********************************

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22 Next Steps? Discussion

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