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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS
- Blair Industrial Park - Use by Special Review
Town Council approved a Use by Special Review (USbR) request by Ellis Properties to allow for the continuation of an existing non-permitted outdoor storage use on Lot 1 of Blair Industrial Park, located on the west side of Progress Way south of Progress Lane. The outdoor storage uses that occur on this site consist of temporarily stored vehicles associated with a towing business on the southern half of the lot and storage of construction materials on the northern half of the lot. USbR approval is required following the 2016 approval of Ordinance 3.321, which prohibited storage as a primary land use in Parker. The ordinance consisted of a provision that allows existing storage uses such as this site within the Light Industrial District as long as applications were submitted prior to Sept. 7, 2016. The applicant submitted complete USbR and Site Plan applications in July 2016.
- Trails at Crowfoot - Preliminary Plan Amendment No. 1
Town Council approved the first amendment to the Trails at Crowfoot Preliminary Plan that replats three of the four parcels located at the future intersection of Bayou Gulch Road and North Pinery Parkway to allow 136 attached single-family homes in 68 duplex buildings on 27.18 acres. The project is located within the Hess Ranch Planned Development (PD) and is part of a Mixed Use Planning Area(s). The PD zoning allows for commercial and/or residential uses at the site. The attached single-family homes or duplexes are a permitted use and are consistent with the Parker 2035 Master Plan.
Items Approved on First Reading on June 18
- Corporate Park at Stonegate Rezoning
Town Council approved the rezoning of the Corporate Park at Stonegate Property located immediately north of E-470 and west of Jordan Road from Modified Light Industrial to the Corporate Park at Stonegate Planned Development (PD). The applicant requested a revision of the mix of uses originally approved by the Town during the annexation and zoning of the property in 2015. The rezone allows additional commercial and light industrial uses on the property to be consistent with the uses permitted by Douglas County zoning prior to the property being annexed into Parker in 2015. The properties are currently developed with two-flex buildings for office and light industrial use with access from Parkerhouse Road.
- Pine Lane and Parker Road Properties - Annexation and Zoning
Town Council approved the annexation and zoning of the properties located at the northwest and southeast corners of the intersection of Parker Road and Pine Lane, at the request of multiple property owners. The annexation area has a total size of approximately 15.5 acres and consists of 10 lots with eight different property owners. The character of the area is commercial with some vacant land. The land has been zoned as Modified C-Commercial.
Consent agenda items are considered to be routine and are enacted by one motion or vote, unless a Councilmember asks that one be removed for further discussion.
First Readings – Items Approved for Second Reading Scheduled for July 16
- Elevator Inspection Memorandum of Understanding
Execution of this Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) by Town Council would allow the Town of Parker to continue the inspection service for elevators for residential and commercial projects. The Community Development Building Division would continue to contract with Colorado Code Consulting for elevator inspection service. Costs associated with elevator inspection services will continue to be paid by the building owners.
- Animal Code Amendments
Passage of this ordinance would amend various sections of the Parker Municipal Code concerning animals, including: 1. Eliminating the requirement to register dogs that are “intact” and; 2. Allow the sale or transfer of a dog to be completed at least eight weeks versus 10 weeks, which is consistent with state law. Currently, the Town does not have a system in place to complete the registration process for an “intact” dog, nor has it been enforced in the past. The ordinance would remove this requirement from the Town’s Code. Regarding the requirement that a sale or transfer of a dog not take place until the age of 10 weeks is inconsistent with the state’s law. The language between the current Code and the state’s law has caused confusion for residents who are trying to be compliant.
- Cherry Creek at KOA Property Drainage and Flood Control Improvements
The Town of Parker and Urban Drainage and Flood Control District previously executed an intergovernmental agreement to fund the design of improvements to Cherry Creek from the McCabe Meadows trailhead to the vicinity of Flat Acres Farm. This segment of Cherry Creek is generally adjacent to the KOA property. The Town and District would like to amend the agreement to include additional funding to finalize the design and plan for construction.
Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements
- Assignment and Assumption Agreement for Meadowlark Annexation Agreement
In order to properly conclude the annexation of the Meadowlark Property into the Town of Parker, according to the approved Annexation Agreement, Town Council needed to approve an Assignment and Assumption Agreement that transferred obligations of the Annexation Agreement from the Cherry Creek Project Water Authority, the site’s former owner, to Meritage Homes, the site’s new owner and developer.
- Contracts Over $100,000
One contract over $100,000 was approved by Town Council:
1. An amendment to the contract with Urban Design Associates, Ltd. for the Development Design Standards Rewrite Project. This first amendment to the contract revises the scope of work, timeline and schedule for the completion of Project Component 2 - Commercial, Industrial and Mixed-Use Design Standards.