The project team has just completed new parking regulations for the Greater Downtown District and five Centers (Historic, Pikes Peak, Town, Twenty-Mile, and Market Centers). The new parking regulations were developed based on the recommendations from the Town’s Downtown Parking Study and the Mainstreet Master Plan and community input. The parking regulations will be applied as follows:
Areas East of Parker Road
(applies to the Town Center, Pikes Peak and Historic Centers)
Areas West of Parker Road
(applies to the Town Center, Market and Twenty-Mile Centers)
The new parking regulations will replace the existing standards from Parker’s Land Development Ordinance, Section 13.06.050 Off-Street Parking and Internal Circulation. Public hearings will be held this fall before the Planning Commission and Town Council for adoption of the new parking regulations.
Kimley-Horn is assisting Town staff outline new parking regulations for the Greater Downtown District and five Centers (Historic, Pikes Peak, Town, Twenty-Mile, and Market Centers). The consultant has conducted stakeholder interviews with business organizations, developers and property/business owners within Downtown to gain their insights and perspectives for this effort. The project team is currently working on drafting these new parking standards and updating the Municipal Code. A final draft is projected to be complete by the end of the third-quarter 2018.
Parker’s Two-Hour Parking Program was implemented in May 2017 to help increase parking turnover and utilization of key parking spaces in the Downtown area. A parking analysis was conducted in August of 2017 to determine the impacts of the two-hour parking program. The 2017 parking analysis results demonstrated that the two-hour parking program has been a positive tool for the Town in managing Downtown parking resources.
Below are the results of the Two-Hour Parking Program analysis:
The results showed that there was not a need to change the current two-hour time-limited parking program at this time.
Please watch for additional updates and information regarding these projects.
Two-Hour Parking Program Summary
In March 2017, Town Council approved the implementation of a two-hour time-limited parking program in certain areas of Downtown Parker as outlined below:
Full details about the new time-managed parking limits in downtown Parker can be found in our printable brochure (PDF).
In May 2017, Town Council adopted Parker’s Downtown Parking Plan and Study. The study examined parking issues in the Greater Downtown area, and identified parking strategies and recommendations that will help the Town more actively manage current parking and effectively plan for future parking needs. Recommendations of the study are focused on ensuring that current parking assets are well-utilized and actively managed following an incremental and pragmatic approach.
To review a copy of the Downtown Parking Plan and Study, please see the “Key Documents” section of this page.
For more information on the Downtown Parking Study, please contact Carolyn Washee-Freeland at 303.841.2332 or by email.