One of the biggest concerns Denver relocation buyers have had about moving to Parker is that other suburbs are closer to downtown and Parker didn’t have the wide selection of amenities . Parker had been known as historic stage stop on the way to Colorado Springs with a just a few suburban subdivisions and no major employers. That has been changing.
New businesses are moving into town. Subdivisions, including Stroh Ranch, are expanding and building more new homes. Shopping and amenities are popping up everywhere.
Compark Business Campus
Compark Business Campus continues to expand. Charter Communications has now opened there brand-new office building there. The 55,000 square foot building will eventually 55 people. Other businesses are moving into Parker and expanding their operations also.
Stroh Ranch, a large planned subdivision south of Parker is expanding to build more single family homes. That project will be called Anthology and calls for 3300 new homes. Adjacient Hess Ranch is also continuing development plans for new homes, apartments and commercial buildings next to the Rueter-Hess Reservoir. A new housing project has been proposed to Parker town officials. Stroh Ranch development has requested to amend its planning documents to include 1,536 acres. This tract of land is located south of Stroh Road on the East and West sides of Crowfoot Valley Road. There could be as many as 3,379 homes, condos and townhomes if approved as proposed. The Parker planning commission voted 5-0 to recommend approval. The town council will make the final decision of approval or rejection.
New Major Grocery Store
The newest addition to the growing Parker business community is the soon-to-open King Soopers at 17761 Cottonwood Drive. Vacant for the past several years, King Soopers removed the existing building to construct an entirely new structure. Employees are presently being hired and the grand opening is anticipated to be close to the holiday season. Located on the north side of C-470 adjacent to Parker Road, this location will be extremely convenient to the Parker residents north side C-470.
Parker Community Events
The 10th annual Parker Octoberfest was held September 19th and 20th in O’Brien Park at Parker Road and Mainstreet. Numerous events and activities took place and included dancing, pie-eating, stein-hoisting, a large entertainment tent, new family center, Weingarten, German music, Biergarten, European crafts, German food, prizes, competitions and more. This event is always well attended and a good time to be had by all.
John Adams Charter High School has signed a letter of intent to acquire a site for the campus near C-470 and Chambers Road. The charter school anticipates opening with 500 students in the freshman and sophomore classes. Designs are for a full enrollment of 1,500 students. At present, there are 2,300 students signed up through intent-to-enroll.
The town of Parker continues to be a vibrant part of the Denver metro area as development and activities proceed ahead. All of sudden, I am finding more relocation buyers are putting Parker on their radar. It’s a family-friendly place to live. And, now it has to offer than ever.