Downtown Parking Study and Plan

Project Update (Updated 4/6/17):

The Community Development Department has completed the draft Downtown Parking Study and Plan, which was presented to the Town Council during the March 27 Study Session. 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.
Full details about the new time-managed parking limits in downtown Parker that will begin on May 8, 2017 can be found in our printable brochure.

Public Engagement


Town staff met with the Downtown Business Alliance on April 12, 2017 to provide an update on the Downtown Parking Study and Plan. A community open house was also held on April 12 and the item was presented to the Planning Commission on April 13. Additional public outreach opportunities will be held in May and June 2017. Please join us for the following:
  
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.

**NEW**


A draft of Parker's Downtown Parking Study Final Report is complete and we'd like your feedback. Check out the links below and email us your comments by Thursday, May 25 at 5 p.m.
  
Draft Downtown Parking Study Final Report
Draft Downtown Parking Study Appendices 
   

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