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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Vermont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 15, 2014

Burlington, Vermont’s Redstone, Owner Of Chace Mill, Takes Steps To Comply With The Americans With Disabilities Act

            The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont announces that Redstone of Burlington, Vermont, has completed specific modifications at the Chace Mill, also in Burlington, Vermont, to come into compliance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Title III of the ADA prohibits a public accommodation from denying an individual or a class of individuals, on the basis of a disability, the opportunity to participate in or benefit from the goods, services, facilities, or accommodations of an entity. Title III requires a public accommodation to remove architectural barriers to access in existing facilities where it is readily achievable to do so. The United States Attorney’s Office’s investigation began following receipt of a complaint regarding the accessibility of the Chace Mill.

            An onsite survey of the Chace Mill revealed ADA compliance issues related to the building’s entrances, parking lot, and internal ramps. Redstone, the owner of the Chace Mill has remedied these issues by reconfiguring the parking areas, installing automatic door openers and ADA compliant ramps. Redstone is to be commended for its cooperation with the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont.

Assistant United States Attorney Nikolas P. Kerest, with assistance from the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, handled this matter on behalf of the United States and is working with other Vermont businesses to resolve their ADA compliance issues. Further information on the ADA and its requirements may be found at www.ada.gov.           

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Updated June 22, 2015