Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Transition Plan Task Force was established in 2020 to create a framework for the establishment an ADA Transition Plan for the City of Lakewood. Lakewood is required by law is to have an ADA Transition Plan in place for the upgrade and compliance of city properties and facilities including but not limited to buildings, signage, website, sidewalks, curbs, crosswalks and pedestrian signals.
The ADA Transition Plan Task Force shall be composed of seven members, three of whom shall be appointed by City Council and four of whom shall be appointed by the Mayor. The appointees shall have no formal term and may select a chairperson from among them. Council may appoint a representative from among councilmembers to attend task force meetings as a non-voting member, and in that event Council’s representative shall report to Council following each public meeting of the task force. The Mayor or any designee of her choosing shall serve as a non-voting member.
Public Comment Sept 5-Sept 19, 2023
City of Lakewood’s ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan
The City of Lakewood, Ohio has completed an ADA self-evaluation of all Lakewood-owned facilities and programs for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and produced am ADA Self-evaluation and transition plan document. Title II of the ADA requires that each of the city of Lakewood’s services, programs, and activities be readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities. Title II also requires public outreach to the community. The comment period will be open until from September 5 -September 19, 2023.
A copy of the draft Transition Plan will be made available for public review and comment at the following local facilities:
- Lakewood City Hall -Planning Department, located at 12650 Detroit Avenue
- Cove Community Center, located at 12525 Lake Avenue
- Madison Library, located at 13229 Madison Avenue
- Main Library, located at 15425 Detroit Avenue
- Or click here to view it online.
The City of Lakewood, Ohio complies with the ADA and, upon request, will provide written materials in appropriate alternative formats. Please contact the city’s ADA Coordinator Michelle Nochta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-529-5906.
City of Lakewood ADA Survey –
Community Input Needed
The city of Lakewood has partnered with DLZ to perform an ADA self-evaluation of all city-owned facilities and programs for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Title II of the ADA requires that each of the city’s services, programs, and activities be readily accessible and usable by individuals with disabilities. Title II also requires public outreach to the community, especially persons with disabilities, their caregivers, and advocacy groups for the disabled. The city of Lakewood is soliciting public input and comment on barriers that exist, or are perceived to exist, to persons with disabilities to access city programs.
Click here to fill out the ADA survey.
We welcome your input to assist us in this project. All comments will be reviewed and considered and included in the final report. Please feel free to pass the information about this project on to others that you believe might be interested in providing input or comments. The comment period will be open until the adoption of the plan. A copy of the draft Transition Plan will be made available for public review and comment at local facilities and the city website, and you will be notified when it is available.
The city of Lakewood complies with the ADA and, upon request, will provide written materials in appropriate alternative formats, or disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in public meetings. Please send a written request, including your name, mailing address, phone number, and brief description of the requested materials and preferred alternative format or auxiliary aid or service at least three (3) business days prior to the close of the comment period or the Public Hearing for adoption.
Please forward any comments, questions, or input to 12650 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood Ohio 44107 or via email at email@example.com.
Click here to fill out the ADA survey.
Click here to report an accessibility problem to a City of Lakewood public building, facility, space, right-of-way, etc.
Click here to read the resolution creating the ADA Task Force.
2023 ADA Task Force Meetings
ADA Task Force Agendas
ADA Task Force Minutes
ADA Task Force Meeting Videos