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Posted on: July 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Council Meeting Recap: July 17

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PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS


Public Hearings - Continued to Oct. 16

Pope Property Annexation
The property owner of a 38-acre enclave parcel that fronts Twenty Mile Road known as the Pope property has submitted an Annexation Petition to the Town. The applicant is proposing to divide the property into three sections with different zoning. The western section of the property along Cherry Creek consisting of approximately 9.2 acres would be zoned Open Space and dedicated to the Town. The central section of the property consisting of approximately 17.5 acres would be zoned Agricultural and will allow the applicant to continue those “agritainment” uses currently taking place. The remaining section to the east of the future Dransfeldt Road extension and consisting of approximately 11.9 acres would be zoned Greater Downtown District - Market Center and permit future commercial use. Town Council voted to continue this item to its Oct. 16, 2023 meeting.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Public Hearings


Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan
Town Council passed a resolution to adopt the Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan as part of the Town’s Transportation Master Plan. The Transportation Master Plan was adopted in 2014 and incorporates prior transportation-related plans such as the 2005 Bike Lane Plan and the 2010 Open Space, Trails and Greenways Master Plan. The Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan updates these prior plans and serves as the Town’s policy document for future bike and pedestrian mobility while serving as a road map to promote a safe, comfortable and well-connected bike and pedestrian network.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Stroh Ranch Planned Development Rezoning Application
Town Council denied a rezoning application that would have amended the Stroh Ranch Planning Development (PD) zoning to add 275 residential units to the PD zoning for use in the MU - Mixed Use Planning Areas for Filings 14 and 15. The Mixed Use Planning Areas are planned and zoned for residential and commercial use, but all of the permitted residential yield has been developed elsewhere in Stroh Ranch PD. The applicant’s rezoning proposal would have addressed this issue and was necessary for the mixed-use development that they planned if the rezoning application was approved. The subject property is undeveloped and extends from the intersection of Parker Road and J Morgan Boulevard in the north to Stroh Road between the King Soopers shopping center and Village on the Green neighborhood in the south.
Failed 0-6 (Opposed: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Ordinances


Parks, Trails, Open Space and Streetscape Design and Construction Manual
Town Council approved an ordinance adopting the Parks, Trails, Open Space and Streetscape Design and Construction Manual, which is an update to the Town’s former specifications, titled the Construction Specifications and Design Considerations for Parks, Trails and Streetscapes Manual. This project is a follow-up to the Town’s 2019 adoption of revised standards in the Land Development Ordinance (LDO) for parks, trails and open space required with new residential development. To implement the revised standards, new and clear design guidelines, illustrations and construction specifications are needed to support them. This manual will be used by applicants and Town staff to guide the planning, design and construction of required parks, trails and open space within new residential development. It will also be used by Town staff to inform the design of new municipal parks and renovation of existing parks as repair and maintenance work is planned in the future.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Parker Road Sidewalk Improvements Project - Notice of Intent to Acquire Easements
Town Council approved an ordinance to provide notice of the Town’s intent to acquire easements for proposed sidewalk/trail improvements on the east side of Parker Road between Sulphur Gulch to south of Parker Square Drive. The project will link to existing sidewalk/trails at the north project limit and the south project limit, plus connect to an existing sidewalk/trail near the middle of the project limits. This project’s construction will be partially funded by a Colorado Department of Transportation “Safer Main Streets” grant that the Town successfully applied for in 2021.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Lincoln Avenue Widening Project - Notice of Intent to Acquire Right-of-Way/Easements
Town Council approved an ordinance to provide notice of the Town’s intent to acquire right-of-way and easements for proposed improvements on Lincoln Avenue between Keystone Drive and Parker Road that are part of the planned Lincoln Avenue Widening Project. The roadway will be widened to a six-lane section that requires additional right-of-way and easements to construct. This ordinance is for needed roadway improvements and will affect 24 property owners along this section of Lincoln Avenue.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Dransfeldt Road Widening Project - Right-of-Way Purchase and Sale Agreement
Town Council passed an ordinance approving a Right-of-Way Purchase and Sale Agreement for property from Primary Colors Land Company Inc. for a Portion of Lot 6, Block 1, Twenty Mile Village Filing No. 2, 1st Amendment for the Dransfeldt Road Widening Project. This project will construct roadway and sidewalk improvements to Dransfeldt Road between Pony Express Drive and Mainstreet. The roadway will be widened from a 4-lane section to a 5-lane section, including the addition of one new southbound thru/right-turn lane. Additionally, sidewalks and curb ramps will be reconstructed along the widened section to increase pedestrian mobility and ADA compliance.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Brandy Gulch Stabilization Improvements - Intergovernmental Agreement
Town Council approved an ordinance authorizing the Town to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Mile High Flood District (MHFD) regarding stabilization improvements to Brandy Gulch within the Tanterra development. The agreement establishes the construction costs for the developer-funded improvements that will be constructed by MHFD at no cost to the Town.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Municipal Code Updates - Golf Cart Use on Town Roadways, Parklands and Trails
Town Council approved two ordinances to amend the Town’s Municipal Code that clarifies certain uses of golf carts or other motorized vehicles on Town roadways, parklands and trails necessary for the Town to perform work. The updates also clarify information related to the issuance of permits necessary for authorized uses for non-Town entities.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Golf Carts on Public Town Roadways
Town Council denied an ordinance that would have allowed the permitted use of golf carts by members of the public on certain Town of Parker roadways, under specific conditions. These conditions related to the type of golf carts allowed, the equipment required for the use of a golf cart on the specified Town roadways, and permitting requirements through the Parker Police Department.
Failed 2-4 (Opposed: Diak, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks; In Favor: Barrington, Hefta)

CONSENT AGENDA


First Readings - Second Readings Scheduled for Aug. 7


Dransfeldt Road Extension Project Cost Sharing Agreement
This proposed ordinance would result in the approval of an intergovernmental agreement with Douglas County for partial construction funding of the proposed Dransfeldt Road Extension Project.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Crown Point Center Planned Development Property Removal
The applicant, Peter Niederman on behalf of the William M. Moore 2014 Irrevocable Trust, is proposing to amend the Crown Point Center Planned Development (PD) zoning by removing a property from the PD. The subject property would be added to the adjacent Highlands at King’s Point PD to expand the Commercial Planning Area. The property is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Cottonwood Drive and Kings Point Way.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Highlands at King’s Point Planned Development Property Addition
The applicant, Peter Niederman on behalf of the William M. Moore 2014 Irrevocable Trust, is proposing to amend the Highlands at King’s Point Planned Development (PD) zoning by adding a property to the PD. The subject property would be removed from the adjacent Crown Point Center PD and transferred to the Highlands at King’s Point PD to expand the Commercial Planning Area. The property is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Cottonwood Drive and Kings Point Way.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

November 2023 Election Intergovernmental Agreement
The Town’s November 2023 special election will be conducted as a coordinated election with Douglas County. The Town and Douglas County are required to enter into an intergovernmental agreement to govern the conduct of the election
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Motions, Contracts, Resolutions, Proclamations, Agreements


Downtown Parker Business Improvement District
Town Council passed a resolution to set an Aug. 21 public hearing date for the petition for organization of the Downtown Parker Business Improvement District.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

Contracts Over $100,000
A contractor agreement with Norra Concrete Construction Corporation for the 2023 Townwide Concrete Replacement Program in the amount of $1,610,515. The Town of Parker’s concrete roadway infrastructure needs to be maintained, updated and enhanced through annual contracted maintenance programs.
Approved 6-0 (In Favor: Barrington, Diak, Hefta, Hendreks, Rivero, Wilks)

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