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1 Mainstreet Master Plan 04 Land Use Top Recommendations Active Uses: Promote active ground-floor uses such as retail, restaurants, galleries and personal services with interactive storefronts for Mainstreet abutting buildings and parcels. Benefit Increased street level activity and vibrancy will draw more visitors and businesses and strengthen the economic viability & sustainability of the corridor. Expands business opportunities in the Plan area and furthers reinforcement of the hometown feel & sense of place. More Housing: Encourage increased residential housing throughout the Plan area with a focus on multi-family housing and vertical mixed use development. Benefit Increases the number of residents within walking and biking distance to increase the activity and vibrancy of the Plan which will grow Plan area businesses. Image: denverinfill.com More Daytime Activity: Actively pursue employment to create a higher intensity of office jobs within the Plan area and higher education uses that support a daytime economy. Benefit Increases the number of employees and visitors within walking distance of shops and restaurants during the day to support the long term economic sustainability of the plan area.

2 Mainstreet Master Plan 04 Architecture and Heights Top Recommendations Image: brittanica.com West End and Old Town Core: To provide continuity with existing buildings and character as well as increase housing and employment opportunities, buildings in these areas should be two floors minimum and four floors maximum. Elsewhere in the Plan area buildings should be a minimum of two floors and a maximum of five floors to allow for more housing, employment and business opportunities. Benefit Expands opportunities for employment and housing located right above Mainstreet businesses to support the economic vitality and health of the plan area. Mainstreet and Parker Road: To provide an architectural gateway into the downtown, emphasize the crossroads of Parker Road and Mainstreet through building heights that are a minimum of three floors and a maximum of five floors. Benefit Larger building scale serves as a wayfinding decision point for motorists, attracting them to explore the Mainstreet corridor. Image: her-indoors.com Image: masoncontractors.org Architecture: Emphasize high quality materials and architecture that promote and enhance the downtown character allowing for a diversity of styles of architecture instead of a prescribed style. Benefit Creates a high quality and visually interesting series of buildings in our downtown that promotes economic development and redevelopment.

3 Mainstreet Master Plan 04 Streetscape Top Recommendations Image: city-data.com Image: sbbeautiful.org Street Trees: Install a continuous line of street trees spaced 0 apart and street furniture along both sides of Mainstreet. Benefit Trees create shade, a healthy environment, add to the character of the area by enclosing the street and blends the beauty of nature into a downtown s surroundings. Image: GoogleEarth Old Town: Use existing PACE Center streetscape as a template for future sidewalk improvements. Benefit Creates a consistent character throughout Old Town reinforcing the area as a unique place in the Town. Image: iberkshires.com Image: floricane.com West End: Create a walkable streetscape that has a different look than Old Town, and that balances commercial and residential uses. Benefit Create a consistent character tying together the residential and commercial land uses with a single streetscape style and reinforces the West End as a unique place in the Town.

4 Mainstreet Master Plan 04 Motor Vehicle Circulation Top Recommendations Alternate Routes: Extend existing roadways to promote alternate routes to Mainstreet creating a better connected grid system throughout the downtown area. Benefit Provides motorists and emergency vehicles with route options which increases safety and reduces the rate of traffic volume growth on Mainstreet. Image: nj.com Wayfinding Signage: Use local and regional direction signs to promote alternate routes to Mainstreet. Benefit Helps motorists easily find their destinations which increases user comfort and decreases congestions and conflicts caused by lost drivers. Traffic Calming: Utilizes street and intersection design and other traffic calming techniques to improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclist and vehicles and allow for a rebalance of transportation modes throughout the Plan area. Benefit Increases public safety, provides mode options and fosters for a more desirable downtown experience.

5 Mainstreet Master Plan 04 Bicycles & Pedestrians Top Recommendations Y ESS WA PROGR DESIGN PRINCIPLES - Create or enhance connections between parallel routes and Mainstreet LONGS WAY S NG LO W AY BROWNSTONE DRIVE ROAD ILE YM AD AD RO PON YE XPR ESS Benefit Increases bicycle safety, provides mode options and fosters for a more desirable downtown experience. PARKER DRANSFELDT RO T EN TW Add Bike Lanes and Routes: Introduce bike lanes and routes providing connectivity to and within downtown. - Create or enhance alternative, parallel routes to Mainstreet to the north and south SUMMERSET LANE DRI VE VICTORIAN DRIVE RUN NE PI STAGE E IV DR E MAINSTREET E MAINSTREET RIV E AK D ED S PE PIN PIKE ROAD RIV E PARKER Legend Mainstreet Master Plan 04 Study Boundary DRANSFELDT ROAD Town Planned Roadway Existing Bike Facility Proposed Bike Facility Existing Bike/Ped Path Parker Mainstreet Master Plan Proposed Bike/Ped Path Circulation: Pedestrian & Bicycle Proposed Sharrow Existing Bike/Ped Underpass Prepared for the Town of Parker, CO by AECOM Pedestrian Priority Crossing Image: boyonabike.wordpress.com Enhanced Pedestrian Crossings: Introduce additional customized crosswalk enhancements to increase safety, comfort and visibility at all Mainstreet intersections within the Plan area, especially Parker Road and Mainstreet. Benefit Enhanced pedestrian crossings will visually emphasize the presence of pedestrians to drivers throughout the Plan area and encourage increased walking within downtown. Image: lorisandassociates.com Image: dero.com Image: oatesandassociates.com Kieffer s Crossing: Realign the underpass so users can see from one end to the other. Introduce better wayfinding signage. Benefit Increases safety, comfort and aesthetics of the underpass providing an important alternative to at grade crossing of Parker Road.

6 Mainstreet Master Plan 04 Parking Top Recommendations Parking Management Plan: Create a comprehensive management plan including wayfinding signage, time limits, valet parking and lot identification. Benefit Allows for more effective use of the existing public parking and creates parking turnover to ensure that spaces are available for business clients. Image: ahec.edu Image: buildabetterburb.com Parking Study: Conduct a full parking study to determine demand, peak usage and potential parking structure size and location that allows patrons to park once when visiting the corridor. Benefit Establishes a plan, cost and timeline to effectively manage and invest in public parking with a goal of having visitors park once and enjoy the downtown experience. Image: nashvileeguru.com Image: sararch.com Image: cdcparking.com Image: police.southtexascollege.edu Event Parking: Create an event parking plan, potentially including remote parking, shuttles, valet parking and other management tools. Benefit Provides visitors and business patrons with predictable access to the downtown area especially during large events.

7 Mainstreet Master Plan 04 Parks and Public Space Top Recommendations 0 Mile Historic Park and Living Wheel Park: Redesign the existing 0 Mile Historic Park and Living Wheel Parks to promote activity within the parks and create a pedestrian-friendly street edge. Benefit Creates an active park and public gathering space on the West End for visitors and residents. Stage Run Public Plaza: Construct a new public plaza space abutting Stage Run, in tandem with development. Benefit Creates a different and unique experience and gathering space for residents and provides an additional reason for visitors to explore the West End. Pilgrim s Place: Redesign Pilgrim s Place as a shared, multi-modal flexible space that can be closed and used as a special event space. Benefit Creates a flexible space that allows for additional smaller street events that will not require the closing of portions of Mainstreet as well as beautifies the existing roadway.

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