Goals and Objectives

The City and County of San Francisco's Uniform Physical Access Strategy (UPhAS) for the ADA Transition Plan has a distinct set of goals and objectives.

The UPhAS ADA Transition Plan Goals:

  1. Prioritize physical access solutions for ADA Title II Program Access and solutions that offer services, programs, and activities to individuals with disabilities in the most integrated setting possible.
  2. Promote Universal Design.
  3. Where feasible, provide the uniform level of physical access for the public and for the City's employees within each building and facility.
  4. Conduct yearly reassessments of the priorities for the Plan’s capital improvement projects.
  5. Be flexible and accommodate emerging needs.
  6. Coordinate ADA Transition Plan projects with the City’s 10 Year Capital Plan and the building and facility improvements planned by other Departments. Where possible, partner with other Departments to increase the capital investment and improvements to a specific project.
  7. Leverage ADA Transition Plan obligations to other Department’s new construction, additions, alterations, lease renewals or relocations to newly leased facilities. Through these efforts, the quantity and quality of accessible features that can be provided is greater than what can be achieved through alteration projects that are focused primarily on removal of architectural barriers.
  8. Coordinate the quantity and scheduling of projects with the Department of Public Works, Building Design and Construction department, to ensure a reasonable balance of technical staff to perform the design, production and construction management activities needed to complete the ADA Transition Plan projects.

The UPhAS ADA Transition Plan Objectives:
Most of the planned objectives set in 2007 have been accomplished. The following are the remaining objectives.


  • Complete all ADA Transition Plan capital project funding requests by FY 2016.
  • Complete all ADA Transition Plan project design and construction by FY 2018.
  • Assist Recreations and Parks Department in developing and issuing a Request for Proposal for ADA Recreation Access Assessment related to 2010 ADA Standard’s new recreation elements.