The Coast News Group

Ranch’s Culver Building to add elevator

RANCHO SANTA FE — Access to the second floor of the Culver Building on El Tordo will soon be easier after the Association board of directors approved the installation of an interior elevator with doors that will open to the outside of the facility.
Owner Bryon Culver submitted plans in order to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements in conjunction with a remodel on the second story.
Although the elevator will be on the inside of the building, the doors will be visible on the exterior west side. They will replace two existing dark-tinted glass double doors.
The new elevator doors will be black to match the dark tinted glazing on the outside of the building. They will be accessible by a ground floor walkway and open onto the existing veranda on the second floor.
The Art Jury reviewed the plans at its July 6 meeting and recommended approval, which the Association board granted as part of its consent calendar at the July 15 meeting.