City Hall Accessibility

Highlights:Picture of the steps of City Hall

  • The installation of a barrier free, code compliant wheelchair access ramp for Red Deer City Hall, along with the construction of barrier free washrooms on the first floor, aligns with one of the main principles of The City’s Strategic Direction – an accessible and welcoming community.
  • City Hall should remain welcoming and accessible space that allows easy access to all the services The City offers, inclusive of the citizens it represents – including those with mobility or other physical challenges as well as parents or guardians with strollers and/or small children.
  • In 2016 Council approved a capital budget of $180,000 to replace the existing barrier free ramp on the west side of City Hall. As part of construction, a temporary ramp will be built while the new one is being constructed. The project will require additional funds of $123,000 for a total cost of approximately $303,000.

Project Overview:

1. Wheelchair access ramp:

The existing ramp on the west side of City Hall has deteriorated over many years and requires replacement. Construction will include a temporary ramp while the old one is replaced with a new ramp that meets Alberta Building Code Barrier Free Design standards.

2. Barrier free washrooms:

Public washrooms on the first floor are not barrier free. Renovated washrooms will meet Alberta Building Code Barrier Free Design standards.

Budget Requirements, Funding Sources and Council Decision Points:

Council will consider the following in the 2017 capital budget:

ProjectAmountFunding Sources
Wheelchair access ramp  $125,000  Capital Project Reserves, Federal Enabling Accessibility Fund
Barrier free washrooms $83,000 (in 2018) Capital Project Reserves