Jones District Open House March 28
Brue-Baukol Capital Partners and the city of Centennial are holding an open on house on Thursday, March 28 to inform Willow Creek and other area residents about the Jones District, a development in the planning stages a short distance east of our community between the Ikea store and the Dry Creek light rail station.
The open house takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 East Dry Creek Road. The church is located just west of the South Yosemite/Dry Creek Road intersection. Parking is available behind the church.
So, what is the Jones District and why should we care? Think of it as a small version of the Tech Center and The Streets of SouthGlenn combined. As envisioned by the developers, the district will include office buildings, retail and entertainment space and as many as 1500 multi-family housing units on 36 acres of undeveloped land previously owned by deceased cable entrepreneur, Glenn Jones. The property was purchased in 2018 by developers Brue-Baukol Capital Partners. The property currently has just one building – a luxury apartment building named The Glenn.
Everyone in Willow Creek is encouraged to attend the March 28 open house to better understand what is being planned and the impact the development may have on our community. There will be two presentations – one at 6:15 and another at 7:15. Throughout the evening, attendees can talk to the development team and city staff at stations set up in the meeting room.
An Evening of BINGOooo!
Despite wintry weather, almost 40 residents filled the Willow Creek 3 clubhouse on March 2 to enjoy pizza, salad, drinks and a fun evening of free Bingo.
Players sat at two long rows of tables marking their Bingo cards as numbers were electronically read and displayed on the large, flat-screen TV on the wall in front of them. Each winner received a gift bag containing a variety of small prizes once they covered enough numbers on their card to claim “Bingo” and had the card verified.
Thank you to Social Committee members Fiona Maguire-O’Shea, Bonnie Baker, Susan Hickey, Verna Crosato and Katarina Crosato for their work during the evening. Helping out, but unable to attend, were Marybeth Curry, Georganne MItchell and Laura Kemper.
The Social Committee anticipates organizing Willow Creek 3 events about once per quarter during the year.
Willow Creek 3 Coyote Awareness
This information may be old news for some long-time Willow Creek 3 residents and new to others. In either case, it’s worth at least briefly repeating.
According to the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife, the coyote breeding season in our region will be taking place through March. Pups are then born within 60 days. That means coyotes may be especially protective of their mates, dens, pups and food sources now and through the upcoming months. There have been recent coyote sightings on the Willow Creek Trail along the park as well as other areas throughout the Willow Creek community.
Although coyotes are rarely a threat to humans, that’s not the case for our pets. Parks and Wildlife recommends cats be kept indoors and dogs be kenneled or kept on a short leash while being walked. Remember – a six-foot privacy fence is not a barrier for a coyote.
Click here for excellent information from Colorado Parks and Wildlife about living with coyotes.
South Suburban to Build Recreation Complex Nearby
A new South Suburban Parks and Recreation indoor recreation complex is planned near the southwest corner of South Holly Street and East County Line Road, just a short distance from our Willow Creek Community. It will be located on what is now a South Suburban disc golf course.
The 200,000 square foot complex will include a fieldhouse, two or three sheets of ice, a fieldhouse with two synthetic playing fields and two gymnasiums with volleyball, basketball and pickleball courts. The facility replaces the 50-year-old South Suburban Ice Arena and will house South Suburban’s administrative offices.
Access will be from Boatworks Drive (behind Davidsons Liquors) and from East County Line Road (a stoplight to be installed). The adjacent dog park will remain. Groundbreaking for the $50 million facility will take place in April or May. It is expected to open in December of 2020.
Below are links to interior and exterior architectural drawings, maps and artist renditions of how the new facility is expected to look.
Preliminary site plan
Interior Lobby 1
Interior Lobby 2
Preliminary entry level plan
Concept of gym layout
Preliminary lower level plan
WC3 Dolphins Swim Team Ramps up for 2019
The Willow Creek 3 Dolphins youth swim team is for all abilities and levels with an emphasis on learning to swim better. Competitions are a sort of measuring stick to gauge personal accomplishments. There are a handful of year-round swimmers, but the large majority of the team is kids having fun for the first part of the summer.
The team is open to kids ages 4 to18. For the younger swimmers, the coaches request that the kids are comfortable in the water. The season starts mid-May and ends mid-July. Practices are held in the afternoon in May. Once school is out, practices move to the morning from 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Swimmers are grouped by ability more than age.
Registration opens in late March and the current rates will be announced. The swim team is open to resident and non-resident swimmers.
At 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, there will be a Returning Family Kickoff meeting at the Willow Creek 3 clubhouse. This is an opportunity to see the new apparel and get sized for swimsuits. At 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, the team is hosting a New Parent Info. meeting, also at the clubhouse. The meeting is specifically for new families to learn about the vision for the team, meet the coaches and have questions answered about the upcoming season.
For more information, check the team website, www.wc3dolphins.com .
The Willow Creek 3 Dolphins youth swim team is looking for sponsors for the 2019 summer swim team season. If you own a small business and would like to participate, email email@example.com to receive a sponsorship packet. Sponsorships with the team allows for unique and exclusive access to the parents within Willow Creek 3 as well as surrounding areas. The swim team seasons runs for 10 weeks, with the swimmers and parents at the pool six days a week…Interested in joining the Willow Creek Women’s Club? Newcomers to the Willow Creek community are always welcome. Join at any Women’s Club event or contact Membership Coordinator Natisha Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org. $20 annual membership dues.
Important Contact and Links
•Spectrum Commercial Real Estate Solutions
1873 South Bellaire Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80222
303 409-6000 (main); 303 409-6001 (fax)
Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Amanda Phifer, Executive Administrative Assistant
303 409-6018 (direct); 303 409-6000 (main)
• Board Email Address: email@example.com
Please identify yourself in your email. The board’s goal is to check emails daily and respond within three days. The board asks for your patience in case there is an unforeseen delay.
• Clubhouse Manager: Deanna Mumfrey (See Clubhouse page for details)
Clubhouse fee $35/day, $100 deposit. Need to complete rental agreement.
• Tennis court keys and pool keycards: Amanda Phifer
• Perfect Pools (WC3 pool management) 303 795-1191
• JBK Landscape: 303 751-0192
WC3 landscape and greenbelt maintenance.
• Waste Management (trash and recycling) 303 797-1600
• Dolphins Swim Team (Willow Creek 3 youth swim team)
• Willow Creek Women’s Club: Carolyn Pyron, President
• Willow Creek Tennis Club: Mary Beth Doerr, President
Organizes and promotes tennis activities for all three Willow Creek communities.
• Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number: 303 795-4711
The ACSO provides police services under contract with the city of Centennial.
• City of Centennial Information Line: 303 325-8000
Available 24/7 to answer questions and direct you where to go for help.
• District 3 (includes Willow Creek) City Council Representatives:
Ken Lucas, 303 754-3367, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Sutherland, 303 754-3407, Email: email@example.com
• City of Centennial Animal Control: 303 325-8070
• South Suburban Parks and Recreation: 303 798-5131
• South Metro Safety Foundation: 303 805-0228; 720 989-2260
Classes offered by this organization include: CPR, Driver Awareness, Teen Crash Avoidance, Super Sitting Babysitting. They also do child card seat inspections.
• Nextdoor.com: A free social network serving neighbors and the community. Monitored locally by Willow Creek residents.
Do you have website questions, comments, criticisms, suggestions, events, news? Email website administrator Bob Correll: firstname.lastname@example.org