Anticipating a large amount of future growth, the new facility allows resources to double in size while maintaining a commitment to sustainable design.
Town of Parker
33,000 sf, 13.7 acres
APWA Colorado Medium Structure
The new Parker Public Works Operations Facility, located at the intersection of Hess Road and Tammy Lane, provides for the Department’s increased space needs in response to the Town’s recent and anticipated future growth. The 13.7 acre facility includes a 32,000 square foot Operations/Administration Building providing office, workshop, and storage space for the Stormwater Utility, Streets Maintenance, and Traffic Services Divisions, as well as indoor vehicle storage and vehicle wash bays; outdoor covered and uncovered vehicle parking; bulk material storage bins; a decant basin; and deicer storage and dispensing facilities shared with Douglas County. The new facility allows the Public Works to essentially double in size to meet the Town’s growing population.
The facility features natural lighting throughout all shop and administrative spaces combined with the LED lighting fixtures – reducing the overall energy by approximately 60% as compared to the regional energy use index average for this project type. The sloping site required extensive grading. The end result is a relatively flat site at the level of the roads, with a higher area of retained earth at the north and west sides. Approximately half the site will be paved, with the rest divided between gravel and landscaped areas. Stormwater runoff will flow south and east across the site and be captured in two detention ponds along Hess Road which will be landscaped using native plant materials and will serve as a gracious street frontage along a busy corridor connecting the Town to Interstate 25.