Promenade Farewell on October 5
While the current forecast is dry and warm, the start of fall has brought colder temperatures, earlier sunsets, and reduced crowds which point to the need to pivot operations on Main Street. Therefore, during the September 22 Town Council meeting, Council decided to close Frisco’s Main Street Pedestrian Promenade on Monday, October 5, 2020.
- October 5 starting at 7:00am- Frisco Public Works will start readying Main Street from 2nd to 5th Avenues for a planned reopening to vehicular traffic in the late afternoon on October 5.
- By October 5 at 10:00am- The Town is asking businesses to have removed any tables, chairs, fences, and all other equipment they are using on the Promenade to allow Public Works to ready the street for vehicular traffic.
Do you want a parklet?
The Frisco Public Works Department is currently building parklets (think small decks that fit into parking spaces) with support from a $50,000 Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) grant. The Town of Frisco applied for, and received this parklet grant from CDOT, as a way to help businesses adapt to changing conditions and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Starting in mid-October, some of the parklets are expected to be ready for deployment on Frisco Main Street or anywhere else in Frisco where allowed and possible (check with those HOAs!).
- Parklets are designed to withstand snow load and harsh conditions, but businesses will be responsible for their own parklet snow removal/maintenance.
- Parklet deployment will typically be limited to the length of your businesses’ frontage. Parklets are 10’x10′ and are designed to be strung together like “Legos” to accommodate frontages of various sizes.
- In order to animate and illuminate the parklets, parklets will include the whiskey barrel lights currently on the Promenade.
- Parklets will only be successful if they are being used and cared for, and more than 15 days of disuse and/or lack of maintenance may result in parklet removal.
- Businesses interested in having a parklet in front of their business will need to sign an agreement with the Town and provide insurance. Businesses which already have agreements with the Town due to their Promenade participation will have a streamlined process.
- Businesses wanting to expand their liquor licenses onto the parklets will need this agreement with the Town, and the Town will assist with liquor license extension applications, as Town staff did for businesses on the Promenade. If you have liquor license questions, please reach to Town Clerk Deborah Wohlmuth at email.
- Any proposed heating elements, such as mushroom heaters, will require approval by Summit Fire & EMS which is a separate and independent district not under the management of the Town of Frisco. Questions regarding this permitting process may be directed to Fire Marshal Captain Kim McDonald at email or 970-262-5100.
Any business interested in having a parklet in front of their business should email Don Reimer at email with a date for preferred parklet deployment, measurements of the length of their business frontage, and any other info that we may find helpful.
Want to find out more?
Join us for a special virtual business meeting on Wednesday, September 30 from 9:00 – 10:00am.
This special business meeting will cover topics around the Promenade takedown happening on Monday, October 5 and will provide more information on the deployment of parklets starting in mid-October. As always, this will be a chance to exchange ideas and strategize with businesses on the road forward. Please join us.