Lafayette CO passes visitability ordinance

Lafayette adopted what is likely Colorado’s toughest residential access measure Tuesday night, mandating that a quarter of new homes built in the city guarantee access to people with disabilities.

The city’s “visitability” ordinance, passed by a 7-0 vote, requires that 25 percent of new homes constructed in Lafayette include at least one stairless entrance into the home, a wider-than-normal bathroom doorway on the ground floor and built-in supports to anchor future bathroom handrails —? elements intended to make it easier for people who rely on wheelchairs and walkers to enter and use a home.

Lafayette council extends home access for the disabled


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