Parker Road is a significant regional corridor, the primary north/south highway through the Town, and is often the first and sometimes the only impression that visitors have of Parker. While this highway is a key identifying feature, it does not currently reflect the high quality of life or aesthetics that the residents of Parker currently value, and in fact has a significant impact on the Town as a barrier for east/west traffic, pedestrians, bicyclists, and commerce.
This plan will develop a corridor-specific vision and goals related to land use, economics, urban form, and multi-modal transportation that will provide an identity more closely aligned with the Town’s vision, Master Plan and Transportation Master Plan, and more reflective of residents’ desires and standards.
We will be looking to business owners, community leaders and the public to inform the plan. This process starts with listening to you and identifying issues and opportunities in and around the Corridor. We will then take what we have heard, and use that feedback to inform and develop possible alternative solutions. These will be reviewed and refined by community members and leaders and will result in a final vision and goals for the future of the corridor.
Community Workshop - Sept. 12 - 5 to 7 p.m. - PACE Center
The Town's Planning Division held a community workshop where residents were able to share their thoughts on opportunities along Parker Road at a Community Workshop for the RESTART of the Parker Road Corridor Plan.
The Parker Road Corridor Plan will be an updated community vision that addresses changing land uses, multi-modal transportation needs and urban design strategies to guide future development in the Parker Road Corridor over the next 20 years.
The project study area includes the eight-plus mile corridor, extending from the Town’s northern boundary (north of Valley Hi Drive) to its southern boundary (South of Stroh Road). The study is divided into two efforts within a single community engagement effort:
A Corridor Framework Plan will provide the Town with an overall corridor vision and ‘roadmap’ including general land use guidance, specific transportation improvement recommendations and streetscape concepts for Parker Road.
A Central Sub-Area Plan will outline specific land use, transportation and urban design concepts, strategies and actions for the corridor between Lincoln Road and Twenty Mile Road.
The goal of this workshop was to:
Reintroduce the project to the community
Present initial corridor findings
Receive your feedback regarding perceptions of the corridor - its strengths, weaknesses and opportunities