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Posted on September 8, 2020 at 9:37 AM by Ryne Dittmer
What is the most common question received by this department and what is the answer:
Question: Is my property in the Town of Parker?
Answer: Perhaps. Depending on your address because even through Parker has a total area of 23 square miles, the U.S. Postal Service ZIP codes for the Town of 80134 and 80138 extend well beyond Town boundaries. You may find the Town boundary map here.
Question: Why does the Town of Parker allow development to continue despite the increase in traffic, loss of open space and growing number of apartments?
Answer: The Town of Parker is required to follow the law, and like other municipalities, must allow private property owners to utilize their land, including selling it for development, in accordance with applicable regulations and standards. The Town is able to manage development through available tools, such as the Parker 2035 Master Plan, Land Development Ordinance, Development Design Standards and Capital Improvement Program. The Town applies these tools to ensure that growth and development occurs in appropriate locations, is supported by adequate infrastructure and is of the highest quality possible.
What would residents be surprised to learn about this department?
Most Community Development staff live in Parker or the Parker area, and are active in the community with charitable organizations, HOAs, professional associations, sports leagues, etc.
How can residents get involved with this department?
Residents may attend Planning Commission and Town Council meetings, apply for a volunteer position on the Planning Commission, participate in a public open house or workshop, and invite Community Development staff to speak with their groups, such as HOAs.
What else should residents know about this department?
Community Development values and welcomes public involvement from residents, businesses and stakeholders in everything it does, and looks forward to hearing from you about the concerns, issues and suggestions you may have for the future growth and development of the Town. This is especially the case for the next Master Plan update that is scheduled to begin in 2022, subject to the budgeting and appropriation of funds for this important effort.