Q. What are the requirements for establishing disabled parking spots in the Wilmington city limits and specifically for the Lennon Woods apartment complex?
A. For private developments, handicapped parking spots are governed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, said Ron Satterfield, the city of Wilmington’s planning manager.
As developers’ plans are reviewed by local governments, building inspection officials with New Hanover County review the amount of handicapped parking spaces, Satterfield said.
Ultimately, the number of handicapped spaces required are based on the total amount of parking spaces, he said. Other rules also dictate how many spaces must be accessible to vans.
For more information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, you can call the U.S. Department of Justice’s ADA information line at 1-800-514-0301.
Date posted: June 13, 2013
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