Parker, CO

Mainstreet Parker gets a makeover

Natasha Lovato

Natasha Lovato / NewsBreak Denver

(Parker, Colo.) Parker and P3 (Partnering for Parker's Progress) released plans to alter the Downtown Parker area into an urban paradise.

In 2018, the Town and P3 introduced a yearlong public engagement process to determine how to develop the area to best benefit downtown Parker.

After collecting resident input, the group hired a developer to create a plan for five public parcels downtown.

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Downtown Parker as it looks today.Confluence Companies

Andy Anderson, Parker's communication coordinator, said the developer is working to identify initial development concepts and determine the project's feasibility.

"We don't anticipate having further discussions or direction on the project until later this summer," Anderson said.

The vision for the My Mainstreet project calls for a vibrant, walkable downtown that promotes a mix of uses and the vitality of Mainstreet, such as farmers' markets, art installations, restaurants, living spaces, shops and more.

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The My Mainstreet project vision.Confluence Companies

The goal is to turn downtown Parker into a destination that connects with other city amenities such as the PACE Center, Discover Park and the Parker Library.

"We are working on determining the financial benefits of the project to Parker, and while it is still too early in the process to clearly identify these benefits, the project's overall vision is to help achieve a vibrant and walkable Downtown Parker area," Anderson said.

The project is in the early stages, and the city hasn't determined how the construction could impact or inconvenience the public.

Check here for project details and more information about the My Mainstreet vision is available here.

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