PRESS RELEASE: PERKASIE BOROUGH ANNOUNCES ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS AT HISTORIC BOROUGH HALL
Perkasie Borough is taking advantage of the temporary closure of Borough Hall to complete essential improvements. Financial support from Bucks County in the form of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is providing for the construction of a main entry ramp, designed to accommodate individuals with differing physical abilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The Borough’s contractor, McCarthy Concrete & Sons, is removing existing sidewalk obstructions, installing an ADA accessible ramp with handrails, installing electric push button door operators and replacing the existing doors with two automated doors. The ramp will connect to the current landing of the front entrance stairway to prevent any conflicts with the existing steps. The pedestals with lights will remain in place. All construction is being carried out in compliance with ADA Title III regulations, 2010 Standards for Accessible Design.
We have made a number of accessibility improvements to Borough Hall in recent years” noted Steve Rose, Councilman and Head of the Borough’s Public Works Committee, “but the CDBG grant from Bucks County has covered the engineering, survey, design and construction costs of the new ramp to the front door, meaning that we really are able to have Borough Hall more easily accessible for our wider community.”
Built in 1924 as the headquarters of the First Union Bank, Borough Hall now serves as Perkasie’s main public meeting and administrative office and is home to various other local organizations which use the Hall as a gathering and meeting space.
Questions about Borough Hall improvements should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 257 5065.