The parking lot is in the back of the building and is on a slope. There is also a back door so that people can enter the building from the parking lot. However, there are 2 steps behind the door so that one has to walk down the steps before one can walk on the flat hallway.
Therefore, it is not practical to make a handicapped parking space on a slight slope and even if that can be done, the handicapped wheelchair still would not be able to enter the back door and get on to the hallway of the building. Of course, the handicapped still can move out of the parking lot, go around the block and then enter the building through the front door.
Under these difficult situations, is it possible that I can get some kind of exemption that I can get away from the ADA access requirement?
The front door has a side-walk curb of a busy street that allows street parking on the street by the curb. Can I request the city to create a handicapped parking space with van access by the curb in front of the building because it is impractical for me to make a handicapped parking space in the back lot to satisfy the ADA requirement? Does the city have the obligation to do that?
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