Welcome to Let's Talk Parker

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Welcome to Let's Talk Parker!


Welcome to Let's Talk Parker!


Q&A

This is the place for you to ask any questions that you may have regarding this site, regarding community engagement, or regarding any other matter concerning Town services. 

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    I saw an article on Sentinelcolorado.com stating that the Parker town council is attempting to leave the RTD due to the lack of revenue created by the project. I moved to Parker from Albuquerque, NM in September for a job in Lone Tree with Charles Schwab due to Covid-19. I did not drive for 7 years prior to September in Albuquerque and reluctantly purchased a car to move here for this job. The opportunities here are much better but the cost of living is over double what I am used to. On that note, Parker is booming and many more Millennials and Gen-Z people will be moving here soon and having public transportation will be important to us as the cost of living is very high here. It is important to me to be able to use public transportation after these unprecedented times as I don't like driving anyway and intend to get rid of the car and live like a city girl again if possible. I understand that the public transportation is not working fiscally right now and municipalities budgets are very squeezed but I do hope that if you get rid of it out of necessity that it will be reinstated after Covid-19 shut downs. Driving is declining among younger people as cars are depreciating assets, it is more environmentally friendly and it is expensive for us, particularly in Parker, and it will be useful to us again soon to utilize the RTD to get around. On another note, this town is great and I love it!

    KaleighNaomiHubbard asked 2 months ago

    Hello, Kaleigh. Thank you for submitting feedback on this issue. We will forward your message along to members of the Town Council, who are always open to hearing from residents regarding issues that affect our community. In addition to this outlet, you are also welcome to submit comments to Councilmembers directly via email at elected@parkeronline.org or by making a Public Comment at a Town Council Meeting, which are currently being held virtually due to COVID-19. To learn more about how to participate in the Public Comment process during these virtual Town Council Meetings, visit www.ParkerOnline.org/VirtualMeetings

    Andy Anderson
    Communications Coordinator

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    I am a resident of Parker for just about 17 years. My home backs to Hess Road. I have witnessed the exponential growth of the town of Parker. However it has become a less than optimal place for my family and I to live. With the unmuffled motorcycles, motor cycles without pipes, racing and speeding cars and the plethora of heavy construction trucks that shake our home as they pass by has made it impossible to even carry on a regular conversation. Learning and working from home is impossible but because of the pandemic it is our only option. I realize that the town of Parker is working to assist with problem and I am not the only one affected by this. It seems as though our concerns are not really being addressed. My question is: What can be done to really address these issues. Absolutely nothing has changed for over 5 years. We are unable to have our windows open or sit in our backyard or front yard because of these interferences in our daily lives. I would very much love to hear an honest and proactive answer to these questions Thank you

    teresabenz asked 3 months ago

    Hello, Teresa. Thank you for submitting your concern. We encourage you to visit our Traffic Enforcement Map project page on this site and place a pin on the map with your home's location and details with your concerns about excessive traffic noise. Our Police Department staff consult feedback received from this tool and incorporate it into their ongoing traffic enforcement efforts in the Parker community. They have performed some targeted enforcement in this area recently as a result of feedback received from residents. You can also call our Police Department non-emergency number at 303.841.9800 to submit a concern.

    Additionally, Town Council is always open to hearing feedback from residents who have concerns about quality of life issues in Parker. They take this feedback into account when making policy decisions for our community. For instance, the Town enacted an ordinance prohibiting the use of jake brakes by trucks several years ago as a result of concerns about noise from Parker residents. We are also in the process of conducting a study to update the Town's Noise Ordinance as a result of feedback received from residents regarding noise in the downtown area surrounding outdoor events. To submit concerns to Town Council, you can email elected@parkeronline.org.

    Andy Anderson
    Communications Coordinator


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    I am extremely concerned about the traffic flow in the town. More specifically The fact that you can’t get through the town without hitting almost every red light. Not only is it extremely frustrating as a driver, but i believe it encourages drivers to speed and run red lights more frequently. With residential and commercial building increasing, the infrastructure clearly doesn’t seem to be able to keep up. Is the town doing anything to manage or plan for this?

    Parkerite2007 asked about 1 year ago

    Hello, Parkerite 2007. The Town routinely monitors traffic conditions and makes adjustments to signal timing based on changes in measured traffic flow. In the future, the Traffic Services Division will work on implementing “traffic responsive” flow for a number of Parker signals. This is an operational strategy where signal parameters are chosen based on automated real-time data collection, rather than historic measures and expected daily patterns. You can find more information about how our Traffic Services Division manages traffic flow in Parker on our website: http://parkeronline.org/Blog.aspx?IID=126#item


    -Andy Anderson, Communications Coordinator

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    Why is ballot question 2B on the ballot? What is the story behind it?

    2018CABH asked over 1 year ago

    Hello, 2018CABH. You can find more information about question 2B included in our factual summaries document for the 2019 local ballot measures at www.ParkerOnline.org/2019Election.

    -Andy Anderson, Communications Coordinator

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    What is the roadwork being done on Stroh Road west of Parker Road and how long will it take?

    TLS asked almost 2 years ago

    Hello, TLS. Thanks for submitting a question here at Let's Talk Parker. The construction that began this spring on Stroh Road is the Town's annual Roadway Reconstruction Project. This project, which will last through the summer, will replace the 30-plus year-old concrete pavement on the westbound lanes of Stroh Road between Parker Road and J Morgan Boulevard. The pavement will be replaced with an asphalt/aggregate base course pavement section. A major traffic switch/detour will occur after Memorial Day that will move both directions of traffic onto the eastbound (southern) side of the street. It is anticipated that the westbound lanes will then be replaced in spring/summer 2020.

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    With all the apartments and housing going up all over Parker, is the city planning to increase grocery stores, Walmart/Target type stores, restaurants etc? Stores and restaurants are so overly busy they cant keep up now let alone when new apartments in Stroh Ranch, apartments on Parker Road, and houses off Crowfoot Valley Rd open.

    Ltaylor1211 asked about 2 years ago

    Hello, Ltaylor. Thanks for submitting your question via Let's Talk Parker, and we apologize for having missed it for this long! It is not the role of the Town of Parker to create businesses or choose which private businesses decide to operate in Parker. That role is left up to the private market. However, the Town does have an Economic Development division that helps to support economic growth and the creation of new businesses in our community. In addition to helping retain current businesses in Parker, our Economic Development staff also works to attract new businesses by marketing the many advantages of doing business in our Town. For more information on all of the services that our Economic Development Division offers, visit www.ParkerED.org.

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    What is being built at the intersection of Hess and Parker Road? What is being built off Crowfoot Valley Road (east side of Crowfoot) south of Stroh Road (in Parker city limits)?

    Ltaylor1211 asked about 2 years ago

    Thanks for submitting this question via Let's Talk Parker, and sorry for not noticing it earlier! You can find out what's being built throughout our Town via our Active Development Map at www.ParkerOnline.org/Development. Just make sure to click the "Active Development Under Construction" tab located just above the map to see what's currently in progress. 

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    Gregory and Sons Construction has placed their proposed buildings for the PACE lot, on Facebook and asked for comments. Their proposal for PACE Lot 2, goes directly against the "My Mainstreet Visual Preference Survey, that had overwhelming support for open space options illustrated in the presentation. Given the overwhelming support for pedestrian-friendly open space downtown, I would expect the Town plan to reflect what the people want, rather less open space.

    Ed_E asked about 2 years ago

    Thanks for using Let's Talk Parker to ask this question! The concepts that were recently posted on Facebook have not been approved by the Town of Parker. Gregory and Sons Construction does not have any contracts with the Town of Parker for developing the PACE Lot 2 site or the East Main site. Any future development plans for these sites by any developer will have to be approved through the Town of Parker’s site plan process and meet all the Town’s regulations and the My Mainstreet Strategic Framework.

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    I wanted to say Thank You to the Town of Parker for having trucks come out earlier this week and put down product in our cul-de-sac to help with the snow. Because of the south facing area, during the day the snow was melting and then becoming icy in the evening causing problems. I wanted to reach out and say thanks for making sure we are safe.

    nsternjude1 asked about 2 years ago

    Thank you for taking the time to express your gratitude to our snow plow operators!! 

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    The traffic on Mainstreet east of downtown has increased 2-3 fold since we moved into the Parker Vista neighborhood 2 years ago. The speed limit on Mainstreet through this residential neighborhood is 40, which is already too fast, and everyone adds at least 10, meaning most traffic is traveling at at LEAST 50 mph, and many are 55-60+. Several deer (one a fawn) have been killed right outside our house by these reckless speeders (which is extremely sad, as I love having wildlife in the neighborhood) and I feel like it's just a matter of time before a person is hit. There's also the extreme traffic noise to the point where we can't open our windows in the summer anymore because we can't hear anything other than the traffic. The police have not responded to numerous pins on your traffic management map, and with continuing development east of town (Parker seems to have never met a developer they didn't like) this problem will just continue to get worse. How can I go about initiating a discussion about traffic calming, i.e lowering the speed limit, adding stop signs/signals, and/or installing traffic circles along this part of Mainstreet?

    JCBoston69 asked about 2 years ago

    Response to speeding inquiry:

    Thank you so for using Let’s Talk Parker to let us know your areas of concern. The interactive traffic education and enforcement map has allowed the Police Department to increase public input by more than 600% over the method previously used. The data collected from Let’s Talk Parker is used in conjunction with speeding and crash data that the Police Department collects to help determine their traffic enforcement strategy. In addition, our police officers frequently check the page looking for hot spots that residents have alerted us to so they can be addressed.

    One of the drawbacks to the current capabilities of Let’s Talk Parker is the inability to respond to the pins people leave. We are working with our vendor on potential improvements, which would allow others to “like” or comment on a pin left by someone else. We have no way of currently knowing how many people see someone else’s post, agree it’s a problem, but don’t do anything since someone else already marked it. To disseminate information about our traffic education and enforcement efforts, the Police Department began to include statistics on the Police Department Facebook page when posting the new month’s map on Let’s Talk Parker. Here is the information included for January and February:

    “In January, our Officers conducted Traffic Enforcement 120 times and made 610 Traffic Stops. Parker Road, Mainstreet, Jordan Road, Hilltop Road, Lincoln Avenue and Canterberry Parkway were the top locations for Traffic Enforcement and stops.”

    “ In February, our Officers wrote more than 150 tickets. The top violations were Careless Driving, Speeding, Failure to Present Proof of Insurance and Failure to Stop at a Red Light.”

    We would like to be able to go into each pin and let the resident know what we have done in response to their complaint. The problem is that if you don’t see us out doing anything, then in your mind, we aren’t doing anything. This is the reason we have asked our vendor to improve the mapping tool so we can show proof of performance. For example, we had an individual complaining about Buffaloberry Drive and Canterberry Parkway, upset because they didn’t think we had done anything about their complaints. The exact opposite was true, however she hadn’t seen any police officers or our speed radar board. In fact, Canterberry Parkway was one of the top three traffic enforcement and traffic stop areas during the time she was voicing her concerns. In addition, we placed a speed board on Buffaloberry and recorded speeds indicated there wasn’t a speeding issue that needed to be addressed there.

    I say all of that to get to your concerns with Mainstreet. Since the first of the year we have conducted traffic enforcement 13 times and made 119 traffic stops on Mainstreet. I will be sure to bring your concern to our traffic team so the stretch east of Town receives more attention.

    I want to thank you again for using Let’s Talk Parker to help us shape our traffic education and enforcement.

    Response to traffic volume concern:

    According to Parker’s traffic engineer, the last traffic count completed in 2015 showed approximately 26,000 vehicles per day between Stonehenge and the Mainstreet/Pine Dr intersection.  2017 numbers were slightly lower at 25,000, but well within expected day to day difference. The traffic engineer will be collecting data again in 2019, but expects volumes in a similar range.

    To have doubled from 25,000 to 50,000 vehicles per day would put volumes on par with the six lane Parker Road between Lincoln and Mainstreet. It is not likely that Mainstreet could physically carry 50,000 vehicles per day in 4 lanes. To have increased three times to 75,000 vehicles would make Mainstreet the highest volume road within the Town limits. We hope that learning more about the recorded traffic volumes may help alleviate your concerns.Please be assured that the Town’s professional engineering staff are constantly monitoring and analyzing traffic volumes and appreciate and welcome input from the community.