Voluntary Accessibility Program
On April 11, 2012, the Coastal Commission unconditionally certified the ordinances (O-20128 and O-19955) for the Voluntary Accessibility Program. This is an incentive program to encourage accessible design in new residential development by offering a variety of development incentives that facilitate accessible design. The program is most applicable to single dwelling unit and duplex development but other types of residential development exempt from California Building Code Chapter 11A accessibility requirements may also qualify. In exchange for incentives, participating projects are required to meet a specified level of accessible design. The program is applicable citywide. See Municipal Code Chapter 14, Article 5, Division 40 for program eligibility and requirements.