Ben Maxwell has been dreaming of redeveloping the 2800 block of Fairfax Street for over 10 years. This Denver developer lived in Park Hill for over 11 years, and identified the two-acre block between 28th and 29th as a possible site for redevelopment long ago.
After developing a few rental properties in the neighborhood, Maxwell assumed someone would pick up the block he now owns. When no one came along to revamp the area, Maxwell decided to pursue his dream of bringing more housing, community, and business to the area.
Park Hill Commons, the mixed-use neighborhood Maxwell is planning, is slated to begin construction in summer of 2017 through Maxwell’s development firm, HM Capital Group.
Maxwell’s vision is to create an all-in-one neighborhood in Park Hill. The small neighborhood will surround the town square, with a park, restaurants, residential, and commercial property. Offices can be rented out by a number of small companies as shared workspaces, or a couple larger companies could rent out the entire space.
According to the current plans, Park Hill Commons will consist of 21 townhouse and 22 apartments, in addition to spaces for retail, restaurants, and offices. Maxwell estimates it will cost approximately $30 million to create the mixed-use complex on Fairfax Street.
Residential rentals in Park Hill Commons will range in size and price, from small micro-apartments to 1,400 and 2,000 square feet townhomes.
The vision for Park Hill Commons is to create a mixed-use neighborhood that fosters community, is pedestrian-friendly, and offers more options to the residents of Park Hill. Maxwell envisions restaurants overlooking the park where kids can play while parents dine, possibly a grocery store, and more in this all-in-one neighborhood.