The Town of Foxfield is a small community that prides itself on maintaining rural characteristics. Many of the Town's projects have been focused on balancing infrastructure with the charm of a rural neighborhood. While there have been many accomplishments, a few highlights include:
- Introducing density controls
- Supporting commercial endeavors while ensuring positive residential impacts
- Construction of a municipal water system
- Traffic Mitigation Controls
- Sponsoring an annual Fourth of July parade and picnic.
The Town of Foxfield was incorporated on December 15, 1994.
In 1996 Foxfield adopted a Master Plan anticipating commercial zoning for the northwest corner of the Town. Bruce Louderback was elected to a 2-year term as Mayor.
DeDe Sherman was elected to a 2-year term as Mayor.
In 1999 Foxfield voters approved a Special Improvement District (SID) bond issue to finance construction of a municipal water system. The water system was constructed in 2000 and 2001. Arapahoe County Water &, Wastewater Authority (ACWWA) supplies water and operates the water system under an agreement with Foxfield.
DeDe Sherman was re-elected to a 2-year term as Mayor.
In 2001 Foxfield rezoned the area in the northwest corner of the Town; on Foxfield's Master Plan this area is designated "commercial".
In 2002 Foxfield contracted with Waste Management, Inc. to be the sole provider of commercial trash services in Town. Foxfield voters passed a general obligation bond issue to pave the streets. The paving project was completed in 2004. The long-planned improvements by CDOT to the Parker Road / Arapahoe Road intersection began in 2002. Steve Sullivan was elected to a 2-year term as Mayor.
In 2003 the Town approved the final development plan for the Our Lady of Loreto Catholic Church.
Steve Sullivan was elected to a 4-year term as Mayor.
In 2005 the Town applied for an Arapahoe County Open Space, Parks and Trails Grant to acquire a portion of the original McDanal property to provide open space and a bicycle/pedestrian trail corridor under the Ring Road (Lewiston) through the commercial development area, under the Loop Road, and eventually under Parker Road. Foxfield was awarded the grant and acquired the property known as the "Norfolk Open Space" in June of 2006.
In 2006 the Jehovah's Witness community built a church at the corner of Costilla Avenue and Parker Road. The Foxfield Village Center Partners Final Development Plan was approved and Foxfield Village Center started becoming a reality. CDOT built part of the Ring Road to service Walgreens. A large retaining wall was erected to facilitate building the remainder of Foxfield Village Center.
The first stores in Foxfield Village Center opened in early 2007. The City of Aurora started construction of a new shopping center, Cornerstar, located southwest of the Parker Road - Arapahoe Road intersection. In early 2007 Foxfield applied again to Arapahoe County Open Space, Parks and Trails Grant for a grant to acquire additional land adjacent to the Norfolk Open Space from the McDanal family. In June Foxfield was awarded the grant to purchase the open space property, improve the connectivity of the bicycle/trail corridor, and provide water quality detention for the Cherry Creek Regional Drainage. In August of 2007 the McDanal family conveyed the property known as the "McDanal Open Space" to the Town of Foxfield. The Town worked through 2008 to acquire easements so the trail could access South Norfolk Court. In 2007 CDOT completed the "stub" of the Ring Road and installed the landscaping buffering Norfolk Open Space from the traffic on the Ring Road and Foxfield Village Center.
The Town negotiated easements to provide bicycle and pedestrian trail access to the Norfolk and McDanal Open Space from South Norfolk Court. CDOT purchased the corner property where the old retail stores were located and planned to start the demolition and decontamination of the property by the end of the year. CDOT completed the design of the remainder of the Ring Road, the water quality detention pond, and box culvert under the Ring Road. Construction was scheduled to begin early in the summer of 2009 and be completed by end of that year. In 2008 the Board of Trustees approved an amendment to the Master Plan that establishes the potential for commercial use of the lots along Parker Road. "Comprehensive Plan - Amendment #2" modified the land use designation from single family residential and institutional to commercial, and allowed the lots to be rezoned for commercial use in the future. Doug Headley was elected to a 4-year term as Mayor.
CDOT graded and installed the drainage in the SE corner of Arapahoe and Parker Roads. The detention pond was relocated inside the grading for the Loop Road and the drainage culverts installed under Parker Road to the SW corner of Arapahoe and Parker Roads. CDOT constructed the remainder of the Ring Road. The water quality facility was constructed at the same time on the Open Space property.
A Noxious Weed Management Plan was adopted. Construction began on the new Parker/Arapahoe interchange. The Town hired a part-time Town Administrator, Cheryl Kuechenmeister, to help with financial and other governance tasks.
The Town of Foxfield Municipal Code was published. Medical and residential marijuana retail and cultivation facilities were banned. Lisa Jones was elected to a 4-year term as Mayor.
The general obligation road bonds were refinanced resulting in a significant savings for the Town. A 3-year resurfacing program began with approximately one-third of the Town roads being resurfaced. The Our Lady of Loreto Catholic School opened with 94 students.
The final two years of the repaving program were condensed into one and the resurfacing was completed on all Town roads, one year and thousands of dollars ahead of schedule. The Special Improvement District bonds issued for construction of the water system were paid off.
Lisa Jones was re-elected to a second 4-year tern as Mayor.
Our Lady of Loreto Catholic School opened the new wing, adding more classrooms and a gymnasium.
Cheryl Kuechenmeister retired and Karen Proctor was hired as the new Town Administrator.
The Town of Foxfield celebrated its 25th Anniversary at the Annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic. The Town negotiated a contract to install two traffic control gates, one at the south entrance on Richfield Street and the second at Fremont Avenue just east of Parker Road, for installation in 2020.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic uncertainty, the gate project was delayed. The Board started meeting virtually until it was safe to meet in person. Lisa Jones was re-elected to a third 4-year term as Mayor.
The gates were installed and put into operation. The Board continued to meet virtually. After a one-year hiatus, the 4th of July Parade and Picnic resumed.
The election was cancelled due to only one candidate on the ballot. The other two Board trustee positions were filled by appointment. The Board went back to hybrid (in-person and virtual) meetings in July.