Welcome to Holcim’s, formerly Aggregate Industries, home page for Tucson South. Holcim produces the construction materials Adams County residents need to build homes, businesses, roads and bridges. In Colorado, Adams County is home to the largest number of our employees, approximately 100 of whom are your neighbors.
At Holcim, safety is a core value that is evident from the excellent safety record we have at our Platte Valley location. We are committed to environmental stewardship and providing stakeholders with information during the pre-mining construction process. Stakeholders with questions about the project or construction-related concerns are encouraged to call the construction hotline at (303) 716-5220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also pleased to provide tours so stakeholders can learn more about our operations.
Regional General Manger
Our Adams County permit allows us to extract sand and gravel at the Tucson South site, located north of Colorado Highway 7. The Platte River is the eastern border. The western border approximately aligns with the Brighton Ditch. We are also completing a reclamation on the site. Reclamation is the process of restoring mined lands for a future use. For the Tucson South site, the future uses will include water storage facilities, open space and recreational trails.
Upon completion of mining, the Tucson South site will be transferred to Aurora Water and the community will benefit from two water reservoirs with a natural trail designed for pedestrian and bicycle use, native landscaping and decorative fencing. Additionally, we will donate a parcel of its land south of Colorado Highway 7, which contains significant aggregate resources, to Adams County for use as natural open space.
January 2022 Neighborhood Construction Update Recording
Neighborhood Construction Update
Operating in an Environmentally Responsible Manner
The following activities are being completed in accordance with the Adams County permit:
Groundwater Monitoring and Mitigation Plan
Raptor and Bald Eagle Surveys
Utilizing a conveyor system, rather than trucking, to transport mined materials from Tucson South to the Weld County processing site
Operating two continuous real‐time particulate matter monitors to ensure compliance with Colorado air quality standards
Shutting down operations during periods of high wind speed
Enhancing the Land for Community Recreation and Conservation
Upon completion of mining, the Tucson South site will be transferred to Aurora Water and the community will benefit from two water reservoirs with a natural trail designed for pedestrian and bicycle use, native landscaping, and decorative fencing. Additionally, we will donate a parcel of our land south of Colorado Highway 7, which contains significant aggregate resources, to Adams County for use as natural open space.
Approved Native Landscaping for the Site
Rocky Mountain Juniper
Staying in Communication with Neighbors
Neighbors are invited to send their comments or questions to us at email@example.com or by calling our project hotline at (303) 716-5220.
Signs with the project hotline are posted on site to ensure community members stay safe and can contact us with any safety or construction questions or concerns.
A neighborhood meeting was held in January 2022 for property owners and residents within 1,000 feet of the project site. Adams County provides us the contact list of property owners and residents.
In October 2022, we hosted our inaugural quarterly meeting for property owners within one half mile (2,640 feet) of the project site. These meetings will be held every quarter during active mining. Beginning in 2023, our quarterly neighborhood meetings will be held in-person with site management.
Supporting JeffCo Eats
On February 10, 2022, our employees made a record-setting donation of 4,856 pounds of food to Jeffco Eats, a mobile food pantry feeding hungry school children and families. Aggregate Industries operates over 25 plants across Colorado, and every single one participated in the food drive. This collective effort resulted in the largest single donation Jeffco Eats has received to date. We are honored to support Jeffco Eats as it delivers food to over 27 local schools and seven Metro West Housing Section 8 communities.
Supporting the Brighton Civic and Business Community
We are committed to aiding houseless and food insecure individuals and families. We are proud to support Almost Home because its mission is to promote self-sufficiency and provide assistance to those individuals and families experiencing housing instability. Almost Home works to prevent and confront homelessness in Adams and Weld County through its Emergency Assistance Programs. They work to make homelessness rare, brief or one time. The organization provides targeted services help individuals develop the skills and obtain the resources to reach long-term self-sufficiency.
We are members of the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, which has been the principal voice for area business in nearly every industry from farming, agriculture and healthcare to small retail business and large-scale manufacturing since 1955. In a spirit of cooperation and through a collective effort, the chamber works to provide leadership, education and resources for members while promoting economic development, investment and stewardship in the community.
We are committed to completing projects safely and responsibly. Visit the Stewardship section above, to see the actions we’re taking to be environmentally responsible and engaged with our neighbors. For the safety and wellbeing of all, please stay out of construction areas and abide by fences and posted signage. Any operations on the site shall occur from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Mondays to Saturdays. No operations will be permitted on Sundays or between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. To report any concerns or to ask questions about construction activity, please call the construction hotline at (303) 716-5220. You can also reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bookmark this webpage and check back for updates throughout the course of the project.
Construction schedules and impacts can change due to unforeseen circumstances, like weather. Every effort will be made to update this site with the latest information.
Holcim is pleased to take extra steps to provide stakeholders information about Tucson South.
Stakeholders are invited to send their comments or questions regarding Tucson South to us at: email@example.com or by calling our project hotline at (303) 716-5220.