Submitted Application for a 2019 CIP Project

I. Administrative Section 
1. Project Name: ADA Compliance
2. Project Description (One Sentence): This project will address correcting existing conditions and adding new features at the Lost City Museum to bring the facility into ADA compliance.
3a. Project Location: County: Clark
3b. Project Location: City: Overton
4. Department (department requesting project): Cultural Affairs
5. Division (division requesting project): Museums & History
6. Agency (agency requesting project): Lost City Museum
7. Agency contact person: Jenny Strayer
8. Contact phone: 702.397.2193 x22
9. Contact email:
The Department ranking of this project:
10. The Department will rank their projects 1 through the lowest ranked project (e.g., If 5 projects were submitted by the Department a ranking of 1 would be assigned to the most important or most needed project and a ranking of 5 would be the least needed project). 10
11. Has this project been previously requested in a prior CIP? No
12. SPWD 4 digit Building No. (for existing buildings) 0267,0858
13. Facility Condition Analysis Project No. (if recommended) 0267ADA2, 0267ADA1, 9964ADA2
14. Is the property State Owned? Yes
15. If the facility is existing, is it State owned? Yes
II. Narrative Section 
16. Project Description: Signage throughout the Lost City Museum campus (interior and exterior) will be replaced with new signs to comply with ADA regulations regarding placement, font, contrast, finish, size and the inclusion of braille and/or pictograms. Interior case lighting will be changed to a LED system to maximize the legibility of exhibit materials for the visually impaired. In addition, an assisted listening system will be added to the museum to make accessible exhibit materials for those with poor or no eyesight, and will include supplemental audio materials for all guests. The museum will replace its drinking fountains with ADA-approved models. The need for this has become even more acute with the loss of the water vending machine at the museum.
17. Project Justification: This project has been recommended in past SPWB reports (2008 and 2014) - meaning that the museum's non-compliance with ADA regulations has been recognized as critical for at least a decade. As the museum attempts to attract greater numbers of tours to the facility (important given LCM's rather remote location), the ability to assure visitors that all can be adequately accommodated is essential. Moreover, the improvements under consideration would benefit all who attend the museum.
18. Project Background Information: This project was recommended (under separate headings) by the SPWB facility reports in 2008 and 2014.
19. Mechanical and/or Electrical Equipment Replacement Projects:
19a. Type of equipment to be replaced: Drinking fountain, exhibit case lighting
19b. Year existing equipment was installed: Unknown
19c. Manufacturer of existing equipment: Elkay
19d. Model of existing equipment:
19e. Are there any known hazardous materials? No
Environmental Considerations
20a. Hazardous Materials (Asbestos, Lead Paint, etc.):
20b. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
21. Ramifications if the Project is not Approved (short essay): Lost City Museum is open to the public 362 days a year. On every one of those days, it fails to accommodate guests according to ADA standards. Some of the existing deficiencies at the facility could result in serious injury or death (and subsequent lawsuits), and certainly means that a goodly segment of the audience is not able to fully enjoy and participate in museum experiences.
Health, Life Safety, and/or Legal Issues
22. Please describe any health, life safety, and/or legal issues that will be resolved by completing this project (Short Essay): Inadequate, non-compliant signage endangers the health and safety of guests who cannot see or understand signage and the guests, volunteers and staff around them. Pedestrians typically cut through the parking lot to get to the museum's main entrance. Without clear signage, the probability of traffic accidents is increases. Lost City Museum is located in a hot, arid climate, with temperatures frequently approaching 120 degrees. An ADA-approved water fountain is quite clearly a health and safety issue, particularly given that the museum no longer has a water vending machine. Each and every failure to comply with ADA regulations is an opportunity for someone to bring suit against the state.
23. Proposed Project Schedule Impacts/Issues
23a. Will this project require relocating personnel or vacating the building for any period of time? No
23b. Explain:
23c. Has any design work been completed on the proposed project? Unknown
23d. What is the latest date this project could be completed without disrupting your program? 7/1/20
23e. What is the driving proposed completion date?
III. Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources Section 
Preliminary Construction Cost Estimate and Funding Sources (The SPWD will prepare all final cost estimates. This schedule is for preliminary purposes only.)
24. Land (if land must be purchased):
25. Offsite construction:
26. On-site Development:
27. Utility connection fees:
28. Water rights deeded:
29. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:
30. Specialty equipment:
31. Data and network equipment:
32. Telephone equipment costs:
33. Moving:
34. Renovation of vacated space:
35a. Correction of known deficiencies:
35b. (describe deficiencies)
36a. Any known commitments:
36b. (describe commitments)
37a. Known hazardous material abatement:
37b. (describe hazardous materials)
38. Total project costs:
39. Proposed funding of total project cost:
39a. Agency:
39b. Federal
39c. State $75,000
39d. Other/Donor
39e. (describe source of 'Other/ Donor' funding):
39f. Total: $75,000
40. Agency point of contact for outisde funding if 39a, 39b, or 39c funding sources are providing funds.
40a. Name
40b. Phone Number
40c. Email Address
IV. Site Analysis Section 
Site Analysis (New construction only)
41. Estimated land area to be acquired (acres)
42. Will this project require new parking spaces? No
43. Are utilities available to site? Yes
44. Will project require relocation of existing utilities? Unknown
45. Are there any required offsite improvements (or right-of-way dedications)? No
46. Is the site in a flood plain? No
47. Is the site in an airport impact zone? No
48. Does the site contain any underground storage tanks? No
49. Does the site contain any adverse soil conditions? No
50. Will the site require an environmental assessment? No
51. Will rezoning or a special use permit be required? No
52. Will any Utility connection fees need to be paid? Unknown
53. Will any water rights need to be deeded? No
54. Will construction traffic degrade existing access or facilities? No
55. Will the site require any hazardous material abatement? No
56a. Other site considerations affecting cost? (describe): No
56b. Describe Site Considerations:
V. Programming Section 
Programming (New construction, building remodels, and building additions only)
57. Has any architectural programming occurred?
(Programming is an architectural definition of the needs/problems that must be addressed by the project)
58. Has any advanced planning occurred in previous CIPs? No
59. Usable Square footage required (including storage space)
59a. New Construction SF:
59b. Remodel/Renovation SF:
59c. Addition SF
59d.Total project SF:
60. Occupancy type (Assembly, business, educational, factory/industrial, high hazard, institutional, mercantile, residential, storage, utility/miscellaneous) :
61. Approximate number of staff to occupy facility: 7
62. Approximate number of visitors per day: 50
63. Will this project require funding for any furnishings, fixtures and equipment? Yes
64. For existing facilities, are there any known hazardous materials? (e.g., Asbestos, lead paint or underground storage tanks): No
65. How many years of future growth will this project accommodate? 10
66. List of required facilites (laboratory space, classroom space, office space, conference rooms, cafeterias, maintenance shops, garages) and any unusual related equipment required for your project: