Parking

Citation

Goguen, et. al. v. Mile High Parking Systems, Inc., et. al., Civ. Act. No. 00-M-1156 (BNB) (D.C. Colo. 2000)

Issues

No or inadequate accessible and van accessible parking spaces, inadequate signage, inaccessible payboxes, inaccessible payment system. Plaintiffs seek appropriate accessible parking spaces and van accessible parking spaces, paybox slots within appropriate reach ranges and, where applicable, a mail-in payment option for drivers whose limited manual dexterity prohibits using payboxes.

Status

Plaintiffs reached settlement agreements with all of the defendants. The case involved twelve companies operating pay parking lots mostly in and around downtown Denver. The number of lots affected is approximately fifty. Terms of these settlements include bringing all lots into compliance with ADA and ADAAG standards, including the appropriate numbers and dimensions for accessible spaces and van accessible spaces, installation of access aisles and signage, and ensuring paybox slots for accessible spaces are within ADAAG reach ranges. In addition, for drivers with limited hand function, many of the defendants agreed to implement a mail-in payment system under which vehicles with state-issued disability plates or placards can obtain a payment envelope at the paybox and mail in payment within a few days (if the driver has not paid the box, parking lot attendants will leave an envelope for payment rather than a ticket on the vehicle). If you cannot put money in a paybox, you can find out whether a lot accepts mail-in payment by driving up to the paybox. The paybox will have a sign instructing drivers about mail-in payment. Plaintiffs reached settlement with Hall and Hall Auto Parks, Bonanza Properties, Mile High Properties, LLC, Interparking Incorporated, Tim Sabus & Company, Parking Partners, and Sabus Enterprises.

Plaintiffs moved to dismiss Mile High Parking Systems, Inc., MHPS, Inc., Universal Parking, Inc. and Multipark, Inc., because they no longer operate parking lots in Denver.

Default Judgment was entered against Best Park, Inc. and Amcan Parking Corporation for not responding. The Court ordered these defendants to bring their lots into compliance with the ADA, but they have not responded. Interparking Incorporated has until September 1, 2003, to bring all of its parking lots into compliance with ADA and ADAAG requirements.

Tim Sabus & Company, Parking Partners, and Sabus Enterprises have until July 15, 2003 to bring their lots into ADA and ADAAG compliance. If you discover any access problems with parking in lots operated by these defendants, notify the CCDC Legal Program.

Copies of most of these settlement agreements are available to CCDC members upon request.

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