Community Alleys

Overview

Alley Policy

This policy statement is designed to outline the specific role that the MCA shall play in the repair of concrete alleys located within the Stapleton community. The MCA is the entity responsible for the major repair or replacement of all Park Creek Metropolitan District alleys. All alleys are under “Construction Warranty” for the first two years after substantial completion. Upon acceptance of each alley it shall then be placed into the annual alley inspection process. It is important to note that most if not all concrete alley surfaces will crack and show signs of wear during its usable lifespan (20+ Years).

Frequency of Inspection

Inspection of all alleys under the maintenance of the MCA shall be conducted every 12 months. The inspection process will occur each spring to allow for all of the freeze-thaw to be completed from the previous winter. From this inspection, a comprehensive list of all necessary repairs will be generated. The list will include location of failure, type of failure, and size of failure. From this list, the MCA will begin work to repair the alley based on priority level detailed below.

Priority of Repairs

Priority Level 1 – Replacing heaved concrete panels that create a safety hazard.
Priority Level 2 – Replacing concrete panels that have crumbled the full depth of the concrete. Priority Level 3 – Replacing sunken concrete panels where excessive standing water accumulates (approximately 2”- 3” depth over 10’ – 15’ of surface area)

General Maintenance

Routine maintenance of alley surfaces is still the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. Routine maintenance is defined as sweeping dirt, sand or standing water as well as normal snow removal.

Alley Violations

  1. Vehicles shall not be left or parked in alleyways. Vehicles shall only be parked inside a garage or carport. See MCA Parking Policy - Alleys

  2. It shall be prohibited for any non-landscape improvement installation be installed within any alley, without prior authorization from the MCA. The MCA shall order the removal of any installation it deems to be on Park Creek Metro District Property.

  3. Excessive overgrowth of bushes, trees and vegetation shall be prohibited. All growth shall be limited to 12 inches from any concrete surface, tree limbs shall not overhang any alley surface less than 8 feet. Occupants and/or owners are responsible for the cleaning and maintaining of the area from the rear property line to the center line of the ally easement. This includes but is not limited to tree trimming, the cutting of weeds, the disposing of trash and snow. Only landscaping shall be installed within 3 feet of any alley surface. Any other installation must have written approval by the MCA. Storage of any article on the alley surface or within 3 feet of any alley surface requires written approval of the MCA.

  4. It shall be prohibited to place any permanent installations in an alley or within 3 feet of any alley without written approval from the MCA. This may include but is not limited to sports apparatuses, raised garden beds, trash enclosures, large rocks and bollards.

  5. The MCA shall order the removal of any article, vehicle or thing whatsoever found to be encumbering any alley or alley right of way.

MCA Parking Policy – Alleys

It shall be prohibited for any person to park a vehicle within an alley except during the necessary and expeditious loading and unloading of merchandise or freight, and no person shall stop, stand or park a vehicle within an alley in such position as to block the driveway entrance to any abutting property or interfere with the free movement of traffic through an alley.