Parker 2035 Master Plan Update
Town Council Approved the Parker 2035 Master Plan
The Town has received input from our residents through surveys, workshops and open houses over the last two years. This community input was used to draft the Plan that was considered and recommended for approval by the Planning Commission on May 24, 2012 and was approved by Town Council on June 4, 2012.
The Parker 2035 Master Plan is an update of the 2025 Master Plan. Many of the updates reflect new demographic information, economic data, map revisions and minor text revisions. Community input remained notably consistent between 2005 and 2012; based on this, much of the Plan remains unchanged. New concerns raised by the public included a desire for more local good paying jobs, reduced commercial vacancies and concern about the aging commercial areas in our community
Please click on the following link to view the approved Master Plan.
Parker 2035 Master Plan
Thank you to all of the residents, students, business owners and interested parties that participated in the process!
Great communities don’t happen by chance, overnight or by themselves. We create them by guiding and responding to change.
The Town of Parker, the nation and the world have changed significantly since the Parker 2025 Master Plan was approved in 2005. The Parker 2035: Changes and Choices Master Plan update is an opportunity to reflect upon our community’s successes and challenges and to determine what changes need to be made so that we have the right balance of future growth, housing, transportation, commerce, open space and recreation.
By planning together we will set long-term goals and policies that will guide the Town’s day-to-day decisions for the next 25 years. These decisions will impact our everyday lives, like the opportunities available to our children, places to shop and play in and near our neighborhoods, the length of our daily commutes and in the investment we’ve made in our properties.
Parker 2035: Changes and Choices is a long-term plan that will make a near-term difference to our businesses, our neighborhoods and our lives. To get involved and find out more information, please email Bryce Matthews
or Mary Munekata
or phone us at 303.841.2332, or join the 2035 Master Plan email update list
Parker 2025 Master Plan Report Card
The Parker 2025 Master Plan was adopted on Nov. 7, 2005 after significant public input and participation. In updating the Master plan, it is important to understand the successes and shortcomings of the current plan. In an effort to accomplish this, the Town has developed a Parker 2025 Master Plan report card. As you read through the report card consider the Town’s accomplishments over the last five years and the opportunities missed. As we approach the Plan update, these successes and shortcomings should be a foundation as we move forward. To read the Parker 2025 Master Plan report card, please click here.
Parker 2035 Master Plan Update Process
The Parker 2025 Master Plan is the Town’s guiding document. It reflects Parker area residents’ and business owners’ values and dreams for the future of Parker, as well as sound planning principles. The Parker 2025 Master Plan was adopted on Nov. 7, 2005 after significant public input and participation. The Plan has been a living document with three amendments to the Plan that responded to transportation and land use needs. Since 2005, the Town of Parker has changed significantly, 2011 will be an update to the Parker 2025 Master Plan. The Town desires the input of our residents as we update this important document.
For more information on the process, please click here.
Givens are the framework that has been established for the update discussion based on legal, policy an other requirements. To view the Givens, please click here.
2011 Survey Results
The Town conducted two citizen surveys to receive input from our residents regarding their perceptions of our community today and what our community should look like in 20 years. To view the results of the online survey, please click here
. To view the results of the telephone survey please click here
The results of these surveys were used to develop topics for the Parker 2035 Master Plan Update community workshops that will be held in September 2011.
Workshop 1 -Defining a ‘Hometown Feel’ (community image) - COMPLETED!
Many thanks to the citizens/workshop participants who came out for the first set of workshops on what defines or creates Parker's hometown feel and how to preserve it. Your input is invaluable to the Town! View workshop results
Workshop 2 -Defining ‘Managed Growth’ - COMPLETED!
The Town had a great turnout for the Managed Growth workshop. After reviewing background information and focusing on a definition of what managed growth is intended to be for Parker, citizens worked on tasks related to 'Growth Policy', 'Development Type', and 'Landscaping'. These ideas will help shape Parker's short-term and long-term future! View workshop results
Workshop 3 -'Jobs and Economic Vitality' - COMPLETED!
The final topic specific workshops were held Wednesday, Oct. 5th and Thursday, Oct. 6th at Town Hall. Participants were presented with information regarding the current status of jobs and economic development in the Town and the region, and then worked on tasks including questions on encouraging business and job growth, vacant buildings and future actions the Town should take regarding job creation and retention. View workshop results
2012 Open Houses and Referrals
The Town presented the draft changes
to the Master Plan in an open house format on Wednesday and Thursday evening, February 15th & 16th, 2012 at Town Hall. Thank you to all the citizens who came to review the changes and provide input. If you were unable to attend an open house, the presentation boards are available here
for viewing. The draft changes were developed based on Parker's guiding principles, public input, sound planning practices and recommendations from Planning Commission and Town Council.
The Town also sent referrals of the draft Plan to adjoining jurisdictions and other governmental agencies for comment.
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