Chambers and Hess Subarea Plan

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View of Chambers and Hess Subarea Plan Study Area

Final Plan Adoption - Oct. 5, 2020
Town Council adopted the Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan as an element of the Parker 2035 Master Plan on Oct. 5, 2020. The final Plan was completed in July 2020 and included two conceptual land use options for a neighborhood-focused mixed-use Community Center. Serving as a framework for future commercial development in the southwest portion of the Town of Parker, the Plan balances land use, transportation and market realities for appropriately scaled amenities at this important Community Center location. To view the final adopted Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan, as well as the final presentation presented to the Parker Town Council, open the files in the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page.

Draft Plan Now Available for Review - July 20, 2020
A public review draft of the Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan is now available for review! Learn more background details about the draft plan by reading the News update below, or dive right into the draft plan by opening the full document located in the Document Library on the right-hand side of the page. The public review period will be open through Aug. 31. Public hearings for this project will be held for the Parker Planning Commission on Sept. 24 and Town Council on Oct. 5.

Community Open House - Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020
The Town of Parker’s Community Development Department hosted a virtual Community Open House for this project on Aug. 19. A presentation providing an overview of the newly completed draft plan is available to view online, and Town staff was also available to hear residents' feedback and answer questions.

Project Details
The Chambers and Hess Subarea Plan project will assess economic and transportation influences on future commercial development that is currently allowed by zoning at the intersection of Hess Road and Chambers Road. The subarea plan concentrates planning efforts on the commercial and mixed-use zoned portions of the Anthology North Planned Development zoning located south of the intersection of Chambers and Hess Roads, as well as the commercially zoned property located at the northeast corner that is within the Douglas 234 Planned Development zoning, which is a part of the Horse Creek neighborhood.

The planning approach for the project is to develop a context-sensitive plan that balances land use, transportation, and market realities to appropriately scaled amenities such as a shopping center with a small grocery anchor and other goods and services at the community-wide and neighborhood level.

Major Components of the Subarea Plan:

  • Marketing Study for Viability of Commercial Development
  • Traffic and Access Review
  • Site Conditions Review
  • Public Outreach
  • Recommendations
  • Final Subarea Plan

Final Plan Adoption - Oct. 5, 2020
Town Council adopted the Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan as an element of the Parker 2035 Master Plan on Oct. 5, 2020. The final Plan was completed in July 2020 and included two conceptual land use options for a neighborhood-focused mixed-use Community Center. Serving as a framework for future commercial development in the southwest portion of the Town of Parker, the Plan balances land use, transportation and market realities for appropriately scaled amenities at this important Community Center location. To view the final adopted Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan, as well as the final presentation presented to the Parker Town Council, open the files in the Document Library on the right-hand side of this page.

Draft Plan Now Available for Review - July 20, 2020
A public review draft of the Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan is now available for review! Learn more background details about the draft plan by reading the News update below, or dive right into the draft plan by opening the full document located in the Document Library on the right-hand side of the page. The public review period will be open through Aug. 31. Public hearings for this project will be held for the Parker Planning Commission on Sept. 24 and Town Council on Oct. 5.

Community Open House - Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020
The Town of Parker’s Community Development Department hosted a virtual Community Open House for this project on Aug. 19. A presentation providing an overview of the newly completed draft plan is available to view online, and Town staff was also available to hear residents' feedback and answer questions.

Project Details
The Chambers and Hess Subarea Plan project will assess economic and transportation influences on future commercial development that is currently allowed by zoning at the intersection of Hess Road and Chambers Road. The subarea plan concentrates planning efforts on the commercial and mixed-use zoned portions of the Anthology North Planned Development zoning located south of the intersection of Chambers and Hess Roads, as well as the commercially zoned property located at the northeast corner that is within the Douglas 234 Planned Development zoning, which is a part of the Horse Creek neighborhood.

The planning approach for the project is to develop a context-sensitive plan that balances land use, transportation, and market realities to appropriately scaled amenities such as a shopping center with a small grocery anchor and other goods and services at the community-wide and neighborhood level.

Major Components of the Subarea Plan:

  • Marketing Study for Viability of Commercial Development
  • Traffic and Access Review
  • Site Conditions Review
  • Public Outreach
  • Recommendations
  • Final Subarea Plan
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    Hi - for the lot that's in Horse Creek I am hoping there are no plans for a gas station since there are many houses down wind from the fumes. Are there any restrictions what can be built there since it's so close to houses?

    Thegills2009 asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. Any future proposals for commercial development on the Douglas 234 commercial property and in Anthology North will be required to address any adverse impacts such as odor from a gas station during the subdivision process. This will help ensure that future commercial land uses will be carefully sited.

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    The plan for the North East corner of Hess and Chambers is very concerning due to the likely negative impact it would have on Lower Horse Creek. The right turn only exit onto Hess and the plan to put another entrance in the roundabout into the Lower Horse Creek residential area is going to drive a likely substantial amount of traffic through the neighborhood for those wanting to leave the commercial area and go east onto Hess. It appears that you may already be planning for that increased traffic by wanting to put an additional stoplight at South Fire Fly Lane. Those of us who live in the neighborhood have no problems driving 1 block east and using Jordan to turn east onto Hess. I can think of no reason why an additional stoplight would be necessary other than to handle additional traffic which would come from the commercial development. PLEASE don’t destroy Lower Horse Creek or make it a dangerous neighborhood by implementing your current plan. I beg you to please try and find anything that will not funnel commercial traffic through a residential area.

    DAWSAN asked 9 months ago

    To clarify, the Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan’s study area encompasses the commercial-zoned 14-acre parcel located at the northeast corner of Chambers and Hess Road. This parcel has been included in the subarea plan due to its proximity to this Community Center, as identified in the Parker 2035 Master Plan. The Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan included a high level traffic and access study to evaluate the feasibility of potential allowable access points as part of the site analysis in the Plan based on general land uses. This type of traffic evaluation study is conducted for analysis purposes for long-range plans, and the results of this type of study are very conceptual and high-level. Therefore, the potential access points shown on the Douglas 234 commercial parcel are conceptual at this time and will require a further detailed traffic impact study once more specific commercial land uses are identified for this area.

    The stoplight referenced in the Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan located at Fire Fly Lane and Hess Road may be necessary to facilitate access into the Anthology North commercial planning areas to the south of Hess Road. When those areas are developed, this intersection may meet traffic warrants for the installation of a signal. The Town will continue to monitor this intersection as plans for the area progress.

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    This type of development should have been considered for the Stroh Crow Foot intersection south of Anthology. No commercial development for this residential neighborhood area; only single family homes. This kind of development is already located within one mile of the areas.

    Tom Morgan asked 9 months ago

    Hello, Tom. The Parker 2035 Master Plan and its General Land Use Map guides the Town in identifying general locations appropriate for commercial services and mixes of land uses. While the Master Plan identifies commercial services focused along Parker Road and E-470, it also contemplates community serving commercial areas at arterial road intersections, such as Chambers and Hess, which is identified as a Community Center. The Chambers and Hess Roads Subarea Plan is consistent with the Parker 2035 Master Plan and will not change the recommendations of this long standing plan. Rather, this subarea plan is intended to supplement the Parker 2035 Master Plan recommendations and provide further guidance for future land uses and connectivity around this important intersection. The Parker 2035 Master Plan also identifies a Neighborhood Center at the intersection of Stroh Road and the Crowfoot Valley Road. For more information on the Parker 2035 Master Plan please visit www.parkeronline.org.parker2035 . For more information on the existing zoning in the area please visit wwww.parkeronline.org/zoningmap.

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    That is a heck of a lot of commercial land...I thought parker was planning on keeping most commercial in the city core. Plus, how do you balance prestine plan of reservoir with choking, ugly commercial property literally right next door

    m kurtz asked over 1 year ago

    The Town of Parker has a healthy mix of land uses that include commercially-zoned areas located throughout the Town with a large concentration along the Parker Road corridor, the Twenty-Mile Road area within the Greater Downtown District, E-470 corridor, as well as other key areas throughout the Town.  Commercial development is an allowed land use in Community and Neighborhood Centers, which are generally situated at major intersections, as identified in the Parker 2035 Master Plan’s General Land Use Map, which sets the framework for how the Town should grow.

    The Chambers & Hess Road Subarea Plan study area encompasses commercially zoned property located within the Douglas 234 and Anthology North Planned Developments (PD), which includes the intersection of Chambers Road and Hess Road. This area has been identified as a Community Center Character Area in the Parker 2035 Master Plan.

    The planning approach for the Chambers & Hess Road Subarea Plan is to develop a context-sensitive design for the study area that balances land use, transportation and market realities and will serve as a guiding framework for developing this area. Typical uses within Community Centers include retail and personal/business services to serve multiple neighborhoods. The project study area will also include future planned trails and open space corridors that will connect to existing and planned trails, and open space areas within the Anthology North PD, the Reuter-Hess Reservoir area as well as the future Looking Glass residential development (also known as the Hess Ranch PD). 

    - Carolyn