The City of Hudson is requesting proposals from qualified individual licensed Architects or Architectural firms that are knowledgeable about architectural accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to perform audits of City-owned facilities to
determine compliance with ADA regulations.
In 2019, the City of Hudson executed an Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement Agreement
with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). That Agreement requires the City to hire an Independent Licensed Architect to ensure ADA compliance. The Department of Justice has also specified that the ADA Architect must function separately from architects the city uses to create and implement architectural plans.
City departments have been working to address all of the findings included in the Settlement Agreement. The City desires to hire an independent licensed architect and accessibility firm with experience in reviewing facilities for compliance with the ADA Standards for Accessible Design to survey City facilities and sites to identify barriers and to assist in verifying the City's compliance with the Settlement Agreement and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
It is a priority of the City to remove barriers and provide equitable opportunities so that people of all abilities can access City facilities and parks with ease, feel welcomed and included to participate in programs and services, and travel freely and safely at intersections
throughout the City.