Assessing needs and optionsParking the car – it's something most drivers do multiple times each day. Usually, without much thought.
But as Downtown Castle Rock increasingly becomes a destination for residents and visitors, thought must be put into how best to meet the community's parking and access needs.
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Next steps presented at open house
Town staff intends to recommend that one parking space be required for each residential unit built Downtown and that commercial developments should also require parking, per Town Council direction. Town Code does not currently require parking for Downtown developments.
Before bringing their recommendation to Town Council, staff would like to gather feedback on the recommendations, as well as on other items related to Downtown parking. An open house was held for this purpose on March 1.
In addition to proposed parking requirements for Downtown developments, these topics were presented for discussion:
- Parking changes recently implemented to add nearly 20 parking spots to Downtown
- Processes for requesting a loading zone space or a parking space time-limit adjustment
- Parking enforcement efforts being conducted by Castle Rock Police Department’s new Community Service Officer
A study of current and future parking needs in Downtown Castle Rock was conducted in 2016/17. Work in conjunction with this study included development of a plan with short- and long-term strategies to more effectively and efficiently meet the growing mobility needs of residents, visitors and employers. View the executive summary of the study, a list of action items and the full study.
The area studied generally is bounded by Interstate 25 on the west, the railroad tracks on the east, Wolfensberger Road on the north and Plum Creek Parkway on the south. The consultant group that worked with Town staff and the Downtown Alliance on the project, Kimley-Horn and Assoc., worked to:
- Inventory existing parking available in the area through a formal data-collection effort
- Review current parking needs and projecting future needs
- Determine possible parking-related improvements, with an emphasis on attainable solutions
Downtown parking changes
Some parking changes added nearly 20 parking spots to Downtown Castle Rock in fall 2017. View the slides from a May 16 presentation to Town Council regarding these changes.
Are there other Downtown parking changes you would like to see? Submit a request form, and the parking team will follow up.
As Castle Rock thrives, the Town and Downtown Alliance have been working together to plan for the future.
In some cases, past studies led to changes in parking restrictions, while in another it led to the construction of the Downtown Parking garage. Get the history by reading the documents to the right.