It finally happened! The gates at Crooked Creek are operational after a 15 plus year effort led by multiple groups of residents. All it took was forming a new city, creating and then changing city ordinances, countless city meetings, changing state law, TWICE, and then getting then 67% of the residents to agree.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard it would never happen I could have retired 5 years ago. I drove through the gate the first time early last week just a few days after the gates became operational and it was like a different community. Where were all the cars? I mean there are 640 homes with at least two cars each – many have 4. It was like a ghost town, relatively speaking. The stats showed that 40% plus of the traffic in the neighborhood was cutting through and now that the gates are in it feels like that was underestimated. There are still many kinks to work out, to be sure, and all is still not complete but if traffic the first week and a half is any indication of how things will be, Crooked Creek residents scored a game winning, bases loaded, walk off home run!
The gates were finally approved for Crooked Creek and construction should start soon.
These things usually take much longer than expected so it could be spring before they are in and working.
When the Crooked Creek HOA voted to tear down all of the old Amenities and rebuild them in 2009 that also entailed building a new basketball court. The old court was in really rough shape and was much smaller. The new court offers two high end glass backboards and a completely fenced in area to help keep the ball in closer when there is the inevitable ‘bad pass’. The new court is one of the most popular features of the new Amenities for the kids. Nearly everyday after school many kids can be found enjoying this great new feature.