On November 15, 2005, the United States filed a pattern or practice complaint in United States v. Pacific Properties and Dev. Corp., et al. (D. Nevada). The complaint alleges that the defendants violated the Fair Housing Act by designing and constructing Pacific Legends West, a condominium complex in Las Vegas, without features required to make it readily usable by and accessible to persons with disabilities. The defendants are the former owners, developers, builders, and architect of Pacific Legends West. The complaint alleges 92 ground level units and public and common areas do not meet the accessibility requirements of the Act such as: doors within the units are too narrow for wheelchair passage; kitchens and bathrooms lack sufficient maneuvering space for persons using wheelchairs; as well as inaccessible routes that prevent persons using wheelchairs from getting to the condominiums and public and common use areas because of numerous steps, the lack of curb ramps and steep slopes. The complaint seeks injuntive relief to bring the property in compliance with the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act, monetary relief for those who may have been harmed by the lack of accessibility at the property, and requires future compliance with the design and construction provisions of the Act.
Updated August 6, 2015