Downtown Parking Study and Plan

Project Update (Updated 4/6/17):

The Community Development Department has completed the draft Downtown Parking Study and Plan and the project consultant, Kimley-Horn, presented it to the Parker Town Council during the public Study Session on March 27, 2017. Following the presentation and discussion, the Town Council indicated support for several near-term plan recommendations and directed staff to implement time-managed parking in certain areas of downtown Parker by mid-May 2017, as outlined below:
  • Time-managed parking with two-hour limits on certain downtown streets including Mainstreet, Pikes Peak Drive and Pikes Peak Avenue
  • Effective Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Public Engagement


The Town will offer additional public outreach opportunities in April and May 2017, including a community open house, meetings with stakeholders and a public presentation to the Planning Commission. Please join us for the following:

Downtown Parking Study and Plan
Community Open House

April 12, 2017; 5 to 7 p.m.
PACE Center Art Gallery; 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue

Planning Commission Meeting
Agenda Item: Downtown Parking Study and Plan
April 13, 2017; 7 p.m.
Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet

Town Council Study Session 
Agenda Item: Downtown Parking Study and Plan 
May 8, 2017; 5:30 p.m. 
Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet 

Planning Commission Meeting 
Downtown Parking Study and Plan Public Hearing 
May 25, 2017; 7 p.m. 
Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet 

Town Council Meeting 
Downtown Parking Study and Plan Public Hearing 

June 5, 2017; 7 p.m. 
Parker Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet 

Background Information


With public and private investment on the rise in Downtown Parker, the Town has identified the need to plan to meet the parking and mobility needs of everyone who enjoys the Town’s vibrant urban core and engaged Denver-based Kimley-Horn and Associates to conduct a downtown parking study.

The purpose of the study is to identify current and future parking and access needs in a way that prepares the community for future growth while also balancing the desire to maintain Parker’s local, hometown feel.

Through the parking study process, the Town hopes to identify strategies that will:
 
  1. Make it easier for residents and visitors to access Downtown Parker safely and efficiently using their preferred means of transportation – car, bicycle, motorcycle and/or as a pedestrian;
  2. Both preserve and support Parker’s small-town character while also proactively planning for future development in the downtown core; and
  3. Plan future investment in parking infrastructure in a way that is sustainable, customer-focused and that enhances the world-class quality of life enjoyed by those who live, work, play and invest in downtown.

Draft Plan Documents


Draft Study and Plan - Executive Summary
Draft Parking Study Town Council Presentation
Preliminary Downtown Parking Recommendation Map

Other Public Outreach Efforts


During a trip to the Parker Farmer's Market on July 31 and a public open house at Town  Hall on Aug. 18, staff received feedback on parking in the downtown area from members of the local community. Data presented at and feedback gathered from those outreach opportunities is included here:

Additional Information


Questions?

For more information on the Downtown Parking Study, please contact Carolyn Washee-Freeland at 303.841.2332 or by email.  


Study Area

Downtown-Parking-Map