ADA Transition Plan

The ADA Transition Plan is a capital improvement program that conducts accessibility alterations on buildings and facilities that are otherwise not being renewed or replaced through San Francisco’s 10 Year Capital Plan.Through its ten year schedule, the ADA Transition Plan has initiated more than 100 large and small projects with a combined value of $46.3 million. 65% of the projects are complete. 30% are funded and are in design or construction. Construction funding for the remaining projects are included in the City’s FY 2015 and FY 2016 Capital Program.

The ADA Transition Plan project operates in parallel to the City’s primary facility renewals programs. All new construction, alteration and barrier removal projects, facility replacements, relocations and lease improvements are considered as the foundation of the Plan. Many of the City’s primary civic and cultural facilities were renovated or replaced due to the damage incurred from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. From 2000 through present the City has undertaken an aggressive program of capital investment improvements through its General Fund and publicly approved bond measures for health care, libraries, recreation facilities, police stations, fire department facilities, transportation and the public right-of-way improvements.

The Mayor's Disability Council serves a vital role in providing recommendations for priorities and civic advocacy for the ADA Transition Plan. The Mayor’s Office on Disability provides a yearly update to the Plan and provides progress reports to the Council. These presentations are made at Mayor’s Disability Council meetings, which are broadcast live on SFGTV and are archived on the SFGTV web site.