Parker News in a Hurry - July 18

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Street repairs underway

Several street projects are underway in Parker, including:

Annual Reconstruct Program — The contractor will repair multiple sections of curb, gutter and sidewalk within a given area followed by a mill and overlay or full reconstruction of the roadway section. The reconstruction of the northbound lanes of Jordan Road between Mainstreet and Lincoln Avenue, as well as work in the Country Meadows subdivision, are included with this contract.

Annual Resurfacing Program — The contractor will repair multiple sections of curb, gutter and sidewalk followed by a mill and overlay of the roadway. The contract this year will include work along Crown Crest Boulevard and Cottonwood Drive.

Annual Chip/Slurry Seal Program — The contractor will repair multiple sections of curb, gutter and sidewalk followed by chip sealing the roadway. The slurry seal of the Fieldhouse parking lot is also included in this contract. The work is preventive maintenance to minimize potential larger problems in the future.

Annual Concrete Replacement Program — The contractor will remove and replace damaged concrete sidewalks, trails and pathways within neighborhoods, parks and along town-maintained trails.

Construction associated with these programs is scheduled to be completed by October. Anyone with questions about the projects should contact the Town of Parker Public Works Department at 303-840-9546.

Fire restrictions rescinded

On July 12, Douglas County Sheriff Dave Weaver and Parker Fire Warden Doreen Jokerst announced the rescinding of fire restrictions from Stage 2 to Stage 1.

Allowable activities include fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves, fireplaces within buildings, charcoal grill fires within developed residential or commercial areas, as well as fire suppression or fire department training fires. Also allowed are small recreational fires at developed picnic or campground sites contained in fixed permanent metal/steel fire pits (rock fire rings are considered temporary and not permanent) with flame lengths not in excess of four feet. The residential use of charcoal grills, tiki torches, fires in chimineas or other portable fireplaces or patio fire pits are also permitted, as long as those fires are supervised by a responsible person at least 18 years of age. Prohibited activities include open burning of any kind and the use of fireworks.

Urban planner to visit town

Dana Crawford, who initiated a concept of urban renewal that was one of the first of its kind in the United States, is coming to Parker.

She pioneered the redevelopment of Denver’s historic Larimer Square in the mid-1960s, which today serves as a prototype for the revitalization of forgotten main streets and architectural landmarks throughout the country. Crawford has redeveloped more than 1 million square feet of historic property in the city of Denver.

As part of her July 24 visit to Parker, Crawford will share with the Creative District Steering Committee her observations regarding how the revitalization of the historic Mainstreet Center could help spur development in the Old Town Creative District. She will be joined by an urban planner from Longmont whose practice focuses on creating authentic places that are economically vital. Together they led the visioning process to create an arts and entertainment district in downtown Longmont.

Crawford’s visit starts with a community reception at 5:30 p.m. July 24 at the Mainstreet Center, followed by a formal presentation at 6:15 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and is encouraged to RSVP to astebbin@parkeronline.org.