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Parade of Homes



Ehman, et. al. v. Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Denver, Civ. Act. No. 01-N-1522 (BNB) (D.C. Colo. 2000)


Annual public exhibition of houses known as the Parade of Homes, which also provides parking, entertainment, concessions and on-site exhibits and transportation, and which is designed and constructed new each year, fails to provide adequate access for people who use wheelchairs.


At the Final Fairness Hearing, on March 7, 2003, the Court approved of the parties’ class action Consent Decree. For a copy of the actual Consent Decree, please contact CCDC. The following provides a limited summary of what the Consent Decree requires:

    • An “accessible route” as defined by ADAAG must be provided from accessible parking into the festival and to each Parade home.
    • 5% of the restrooms provided must meet accessibility requirements.
    • Concession stands and seating must meet accessibility requirements.
    • Parking must meet accessibility requirements.
    • Ticket booths must be accessible.
    • Recreation and entertainment areas must meet accessibility requirements.
    • Access must be provided to the first floor of each Parade home. All areas of the first floor must be accessible, except sunken and elevated floors are permitted as long as all that is displayed is viewable by people who use wheelchairs.
    • All items displayed on upper or basement floors must be made available on a videotape accessible to people who use wheelchairs on the site of the Parade house.

If you encounter problems with access at the Parade of Homes, contact the

CCDC Legal Program.

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