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Upcoming meetings and events in our community

Announce & Promote Your Community event here

Are you a member of a group who meets regularly in our community? Are you providing a community benefit or service that you’d like to promote? Perhaps you’re looking for members, new ideas, participants and volunteers. If you’d like to post announcements, agendas or information on the Tollgate Crossing website, please contact me with information about your group and it’s goals. If your group is non-profit, non-religious, tolerant and benefits the community, I’m willing to consider your proposal - I don’t charge anything for promoting your community event(s).


Examples of organizations that are permitted* to post announcements/promote activities (free of charge): Social Committee, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Gardening club, Photography club, School Activities, Sports Teams, Gaming groups, etc.


  For more information contact webmaster: Robert L. Vaessen

  Email: <webmaster@tollgatecrossing.org>



*FYI: This is my personal (not for profit) website, it’s not an official part of the HOA or Metro District. I’ll decide who gets to promote/post announcements on a case-by-case basis. I can’t promise everyone equal time, but I will consider any groups that promote activities for/within our community. See the policy and agreement page for additional info.

Tollgate Crossing Bulletin Boards:

Back in January of 2012, I created a set of bulletin boards for the Tollgate Crossing community. The bulletin boards are a web based place where residents, family and friends can discuss matters relevant to our community. I set up four broad categories for discussions: Classifieds, Events, Talk, and Meta. The bulletin boards are free to use, and I hope they facilitate more communication and a broader sense of community in Tollgate Crossing. Please feel free to sign up today. Tell your neighbors, family and friends. Chat it up in the new Tollgate Crossing bulletin boards. Web page: <http://www.tollgatecrossing.org/bulletinboard/index.php>


    Questions, problems or feedback? Please contact the webmaster: Robert Vaessen

    email: <webmaster@tollgatecrossing.org>

Tollgate Crossing Metro District Meeting - Tue, Oct 23rd, 2018


The next Tollgate Crossing Metro District meeting will be held on the 23rd of Oct, 2018. All residents are invited to attend. Metro District meetings are ‘normally’ held every 4th Tuesday of the month. The meetings begin at 6:30pm. Location is the community clubhouse (unless attendance is expected to exceed capacity).


    For more information contact Stephanie Net

    Phone: 303-265-7816, email: <stephanie.net@claconnect.com>

Quincy Avenue/Gun Club improvements, 2017-2019

I know that everyone in our community/area is very keen on any news regarding changes or improvements to Quincy and Gun Club. The good news: The intersection will be getting a major improvement/upgrade over the next two years. Hopefully the information below (and links referenced) will help address some of your/our questions and concerns regarding traffic in/around our community. <http://www.arapahoegov.com/documentcenter/view/4030> Project construction tentatively set for late October 2018


On the 24th of Feb, 2016, I received an email notification from Arapahoe County concerning the planned improvement/upgrade scheduled for the Quincy/Gun Club intersection.  Be sure to check out all the links mentioned below. The traffic flow animation link on YouTube is especially informative: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dsEZ8CvWZs&feature=youtu.be>.


To see all the available information (and there’s a lot of information) you’ll have to follow all the links found within this announcement and the web pages linked via this announcement. Once the construction begins, we may find our commutes to be especially challenging, as there will be numerous detours, road closures and traffic flow disruptions.























Quincy Avenue/Gun Club Road intersection improvement project in final design stage
As of Jan, 2017, Arapahoe County Public Works and Development, in conjunction with the City of Aurora, is working on a final design for improvements to the intersection of Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road. The total project cost is estimated to be $14 million (broken down as): 

Federal Contribution: $4,892,000
City of Aurora Contribution: $4,554,000
Arapahoe County Contribution: $4,554,000)

The project improvements will include the construction of a ‘Partial Continuous Flow Intersection’. The benefit of a partial continuous flow intersection is that the north/south left turn movement on Gun Club Road is accommodated at the same time the north and southbound through movements are occurring on Gun Club Road. This will significantly help traffic flow through the intersection.

Public meetings will be held during the summer of 2016, and construction is estimated to begin in 2017. More information on this project can be found at <www.arapahoegov.com/index.aspx?nid=1570> The Arapahoe County Public Works and Development Department is located at: 6924 S. Lima St., Centennial 80112. For more information about this and other projects, please call 720-874-6500 or visit Public Works and Development webpage at <http://www.arapahoegov.com/index.aspx?nid=519>

Quincy Avenue/Gun Club Road intersection improvement project in final design stage

As of Jan, 2017, Arapahoe County Public Works and Development, in conjunction with the City of Aurora, is working on a final design for improvements to the intersection of Quincy Avenue and Gun Club Road. The total project cost is estimated to be $14 million (broken down as):


  1. Federal Contribution: $4,892,000

  2. City of Aurora Contribution: $4,554,000

  3. Arapahoe County Contribution: $4,554,000)


The project improvements will include the construction of a ‘Partial Continuous Flow Intersection’. The benefit of a partial continuous flow intersection is that the north/south left turn movement on Gun Club Road is accommodated at the same time the north and southbound through movements are occurring on Gun Club Road. This will significantly help traffic flow through the intersection.


Public meetings will be held during the summer of 2016, and construction is estimated to begin in 2017. More information on this project can be found at <www.arapahoegov.com/index.aspx?nid=1570> The Arapahoe County Public Works and Development Department is located at: 6924 S. Lima St., Centennial 80112. For more information about this and other projects, please call 720-874-6500 or visit Public Works and Development webpage at <http://www.arapahoegov.com/index.aspx?nid=519>

Tollgate Crossing HOA Meeting - Wed, Oct 17th, 2018


The next Tollgate Crossing HOA meeting will be held on the 17th of Oct, 2018.  All residents are invited to attend the meeting. HOA meetings are ‘normally’ held every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The meetings normally begin at 7pm. Location is the community clubhouse (unless attendance is expected to exceed capacity).


   For more information contact HOA management

   Phone: 720-633-9722, email: <clientcare@amihoa.com>

Tollgate Crossing Metro District discontinues ‘Fees’ - Effective January 1st, 2019

District expenses will be covered by property taxes


In April of 2018, our Metro District Board proposed a ballot initiative affecting all residents of the community. They proposed that our Metro District fees (Bi-monthly assessments of $96.00 = annual cost of $576.00 per household) be eliminated, and appropriate expenses be funded by way of Property Taxes as opposed to a ‘fee’ being collected and processed by the Metro District management company (Clifton Larson Allen (as of May 2018)). Meetings (with the community) were held to discuss the proposal, and MD Board Member Brian Matise produced a PDF Presentation to inform residents.


On May 8th, 2018, Tollgate Crossing Metro District No 2. held a mail-in ballot election to elect directors and consider the proposed ballot initiative. Ballot initiative 5A proposed elimination of the $576.00 annual fees, replacing the fees with funding from property taxes. As a result, the property taxes of Tollgate Crossing residents will increase, but most residents should see a net savings, as the cost of collecting and processing the fees will be eliminated. On average, home owners should save approximately ~$347.50 per home per year.


Ballots were mailed out to residents (2233 ballots issued), and 318 ballots were returned. According to the official count: Of those 318, 180 residents voted for the ballot initiative 5A, and 127 voted against the ballot initiative. The initiative passed. The mil levy for our property taxes will be raised in order to collect funds sufficient to pay for our MD operating expenses and maintenance, thus eliminating the need for MD management collection and processing of any ‘Fees’. The fees are due to be discontinued on the 1st of January, 2019.


See PDF Presentation.pdf prepared by Metro District Board member Brian Matise for more information/explanation. There is also additional information available on the Tollgate Crossing Metro District website: <http://tgcmd.org/2018-election.html>


    For more information about the meetings held, and the board’s position on the ballot initiative,

    please contact Metro District Administrator: Stephanie Net

    Phone: 303-265-7816, email: <stephanie.net@claconnect.com>

Tollgate Crossing Neighborhood Park:

Since the beginning of our community, the City of Aurora has made commitments/statements regarding the establishment of a City of Aurora park within Tollgate Crossing. Property for the park is sited directly south of our community clubhouse, in the vacant lot on the southeast corner of E. Belleview Ave. and E. Progress Dr. (Tract C of Filing 5), just west of Tollgate Creek.


A recent (Mar, 2018) inquiry by a member (Brian Matise) of our Metro District board revealed the following information: The City plans to start construction in late spring (May/June). In June of 2018 a neighborhood meeting was held to discuss the park and get our feedback on possible features. In addition to that meeting, an online survey was made available to all who wanted to express their opinions.


The park was delayed in part because one of the City’s landscape architects resigned last year so they had to re-assign the park project to another architect. Our Metro District board member is in contact with the architect. Hopefully, this will help facilitate the flow of information and expedite the construction of this new park.


    Questions about the status of our Tollgate Crossing Neighborhood Park should be directed to:

    City of Aurora, Planning division - email: <planning@auroragov.org>

S. Harvest Rd. will be extended to connect with S. Powhaton Rd.


An improvement that was long predicted/anticipated has finally been confirmed (by our Ward VI Council Member Francois Bergan, and Rachel Victor, City of Aurora Engineer). A manager from the City’s Public Works department recently provided the following response to a query from Council Member Bergan:


“Harvest Road is currently in the design phase and will be constructed in 2019 with an estimated completion in Fall 2019. The construction will be the full width of Harvest Road. In the meantime, however, staff is working with the developer to determine if they can finish the missing piece of Alexander Road that will tie in to Harvest in time for the middle school opening later this year.”


As noted, this information has been confirmed by Council Member Bergan and a City of Aurora Engineer. In correspondence with Council Member Bergan, the engineer remarked to me that this information was provided to her by the city staff. S. Harvest Rd. will be extended to connect with Orchard/Powhaton.  Rachel Victor, a City of Aurora Engineer provided additional information:


The city has dedicated a maximum contribution of $4.4 million to the project, additional funding will be provided by SARIA (The South Aurora Regional Improvement Authority) and adjacent development. The final cost is still being determined / updated as the detailed design is in progress.”


Additional information was found online, in a City of Aurora memorandum dated May 30, 2018. This memorandum authored by Kevin Wegener, Deputy Director of Public Works, indicates that the extension will provide a parallel route for traffic currently served by Gun Club Road, and will provide improved access to the new Cherry Creek Middle School (Infinity Middle School) located at Belleview and Harvest (in Tollgate Crossing). The need for this improved school access makes this a high priority project, and the Aurora City Council has appropriated $4.4 million funding for the project.


According to the memorandum, the proposed improvements will include a 4 lane arterial road with median, tree lawns and sidewalk, with final design in 2018 and construction in 2019. The landscape design will be coordinated with PROS and Planning to update to the current, xeric standards. In addition to the extension of S. Harvest Rd. The developer of Sorrel Ranch’s newest subdivisions (Filings 9 & 10), will be extending E. Alexander Dr, so that it connects to the extended S. Harvest Rd.


    For more information about these plans (to extend S. Harvest Rd), please contact City of Aurora

    Public Works Department, Deputy Director: Kevin Wegener

    Phone: 303-265-7250, email: <kwegener@auroragov.org>


    Source materials available online:
    Map/illustration of road expansions:
    https://www.tollgatecrossing.org/Events_files/extension_of_harvest.png
    City of Aurora Memorandum on S. Harvest expansion:
    https://apps2.auroragov.org/developmentplanreviewpub/MyProjects/ViewFile.aspx?FileID=WQ8REGygwUQ=
    Development plans/Minor Adjustment to Sorrel Ranch Filings 9 & 10:
    https://apps2.auroragov.org/developmentplanreviewpub/MyProjects/ViewFile.aspx?FileID=7Jg92LRzOrs=