Parker Public Works Operations Facility

Parker, Colorado
Completed

Anticipating a large amount of future growth, the new facility allows resources to double in size while maintaining a commitment to sustainable design.

Client

Town of Parker

Project Size

33,000 sf, 13.7 acres

Awards

APWA Colorado Medium Structure

Professional Services

Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Lighting Design
Master Planning

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.

Meet the team

Parker Public Works Operations Facility

Merlin
Maley

Principal
Western Region Transit Director

Driven by a deep interest in creating more sustainable communities through improved mobility, Merlin Maley has dedicated more than a decade of his career to the transportation and public sector industry. Through his transit systems work, Merlin is helping to create 21st century cities and communities while decreasing the dependence on single-occupancy vehicles for mobility.

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