What physically is a
clean and safe environment?
A clean and safe downtown is welcoming. The streets and
sidewalks are clear of debris, clutter and graffiti. The streetscape is filled
with beautiful trees, flower pots, benches, art and nighttime lighting. The
streets are lined with businesses, restaurants, gathering places, entertainment
and culture. The downtown environment should have low crime and radiate a
feeling of safety.
Why is this element
One of Parker’s top priorities is making downtown a clean
and safe place. The downtown environment should be inviting to everyone who
visits; it should add to our hometown character. Business owners, property
owners, residents and visitors benefit from a clean and safe downtown because
of the positive economic impact, new services and amenities that can be
provided as well as health benefits.
What are the current
Parker strives to keep its citizens safe and informed. The
crime rate for downtown is very low making it an inviting destination. Programs
such as Crime Stoppers and the Citizens Academy help keep residents engaged and
informed. In addition, the Parker Police are creating a mobile app to provide
subscribers with alerts, tips and even the ability to have a two-way chat.
According to Safehome.org, Parker is the 2nd safest town in Colorado
with a population of 21,000 or more. Parker works diligently to keep downtown
clean. There is an Adopt-a-Street
program in place that has an adoption rate of over 50%, which includes all the
streets in downtown. Additionally, the Parks and Recreation department has an Adopt-a-Flower-Bed
and an Adopt-a-Trail
programs with 100% adoption rates.
opportunities for improvement?
The opportunities for improvement reside in activating empty
spaces, facilitating development on vacant parcels and improving public spaces.
In doing this, we can make downtown more vibrant, vital, and resilient.
How does developing
the My Mainstreet parcels improve current conditions?
The development of the My Mainstreet parcels is the catalyst
in getting more investment and daily foot traffic into downtown. The investments generated by these sites will
provide additional amenities to downtown, both economically, socially,
culturally and aesthetically. It will help current and new businesses succeed
and will draw in people to work, live and play.
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