New Multifamily Community to Replace Lakewood’s White Fence Farm Restaurant

This month, Crescent Communities will begin construction of NOVEL White Fence Farm, a 202-unit multifamily community, on the former site of Lakewood’s beloved White Fence Farm restaurant, which shuttered in 2018.

Construction of the luxury community will be handled by CSI Construction with KTGY acting as lead architect. Landscape architecture is being performed by LandDesign and interior design by CID Design Group.

“Crescent Communities looks forward to introducing NOVEL White Fence Farm to the Lakewood community,” said Ben Krasnow, managing director of the Mountain States for Crescent Communities. “Over the past two years, our team has worked diligently with the City of Lakewood and our future neighbors to ensure that this project will not only have a lasting, positive impact on the area, but will also fit naturally into the neighborhood’s identity. We are deeply appreciative of the collaboration from all sides throughout the planning process, and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the Lakewood community as we near groundbreaking.”

Crescent Communities and financial partner ParkProperty Capital purchased the land in June 2021. First residences are scheduled to be delivered in early 2023.

“We are excited to grow our footprint in Denver and the Lakewood community with such a high-quality developer in Crescent Communities,” said Brendan Whalen, managing director of ParkProperty Capital. “This will be our second investment in Lakewood, and we remain impressed with the quality of life, accessibility, and natural destinations that it has to offer. This is also the first investment through our discretionary fund platform that invests in similar development opportunities throughout the major markets in the U.S. Sunbelt, so this is an important milestone for ParkProperty Capital on multiple fronts.”

The overall design of NOVEL White Fence Farm captures a traditional Colorado form to emulate and complement the surrounding residential neighborhood. The community will consist of three- and four-story elevator-served buildings with studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms, as well as the adaptive reuse of a 12,500-square-foot Americana barn for the clubhouse. Amenities include the clubhouse, a spacious fitness center with a dedicated yoga room, secure resident storage and bike storage, flexible work from home spaces, a pet spa, dog park, and resort-style pool.

NOVEL White Fence Farm is the second investment in the Denver market by Crescent Communities, with notable milestones including the commencement of work on NOVEL RiNo as well as the recent relocation of Crescent Communities’ Denver office to Lower Downtown. With additional community plans in the pipeline and a growing local team, the Denver market continues to be a top priority for Crescent Communities’ expansion in the Mountain States and beyond.

Rendering courtesy of Crescent Communities

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    June 16, 2021 at 12:27 pm — Reply

    i thought lakewood had a no new build of communities. guess money talks.

    • Denise
      June 18, 2021 at 12:26 am — Reply

      No, New build can only grow by a certain percentage per year

  2. J
    June 16, 2021 at 1:19 pm — Reply

    Not a fan of putting apartments and concrete in every green patch you can find in Lakewood that no one van afford..
    Looks like Russia. Greed.

  3. Kelly T
    June 16, 2021 at 2:09 pm — Reply

    Lakewood residents voted on a moratorium of 1% growth. Our representatives never talk about quality of life in Lakewood its always about growth and revenue. Where does it stop. Preserve what’s left.

  4. Sabrina
    June 16, 2021 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    Why do we need more apartment communities when the evictions are so high we can’t house vacant units as is. Why waste money on high end expensive apartments when the economy is barely getting back on track. It makes no sense. to build units= more evictions and more families homeless. Why not have the vacant units filled. And help the small business owners survive. Leave space for open parks…or better someone invest in another family farm with small carnival rides or something in those lines.

  5. Len
    June 17, 2021 at 8:45 am — Reply

    I completely agree with the other comments….continuing to put multi-unit apartments in every open green space = too many people without enough amenities (quality grocery stores, non-chain restaurants, gas stations, family friendly parks & recreation, etc) to accommodate, which then lessens the quality of life in Lakewood. Invest in the people & neighborhoods that are already here and stop the influx of more people moving in who can’t afford living here that’s resulting in more homeless families on every corner. Enough is enough…please get your priorities straight, Lakewood.

  6. Danielle
    June 17, 2021 at 9:41 am — Reply


  7. Connie
    June 17, 2021 at 10:59 am — Reply

    “… ensure that this project will not only have a lasting, positive impact on the area, but will also fit naturally into the neighborhood’s identity.”

    Creative marketing at its best! This project will have a lasting negative impact on the area, on surrounding neighborhoods, and on the city of Lakewood. It certainly doesn’t fit in with the existing neighborhood.

    The last thing our city needs is another luxury apartment complex! We need affordable housing. Homes that teachers, police, firefighters, and service workers can afford.

  8. Griz
    June 17, 2021 at 3:12 pm — Reply

    It was a great place for a walk, photos, to take the kids, have something to eat or just drink and dessert. What a shame! More people all the time…

  9. Karen whittier
    June 17, 2021 at 3:14 pm — Reply

    This is Not what Lakewood needs not wants!! Besides being luxury no one can even afford!!! All of city council needs to go!!!!

  10. T
    June 18, 2021 at 7:42 am — Reply

    The first issue with the white fence farm is it should have had a better owner. The Wilson family kept it going for multiple generations to enjoy. If I recall the previous owner only owned and ran it for 4 years after the Wilson’s sold it. Second, Lakewood mayor and city council have been “pro development” for many years even though there is a 1% growth cap in Lakewood. Third, the infrastructure surrounding both this project and Green Gables haven’t been improved enough to accommodate the additional traffic that both Green Gables and this project have caused. What a shame thank you Lakewood city council for the californiacation…….As a resident of a different part of Lakewood I have noticed that with the current city council actions Lakewood has lost most of its large lot properties to large multi family units. Most of the new architecture designs are that of a multi story chicken coop. Sad what has happened I will cherish the memories of the good food and nice people at the white fence farm.

  11. Adam Paul
    June 18, 2021 at 8:56 am — Reply

    Let’s get rid of the mayor, time to go Adam!

  12. Bob Williams
    June 18, 2021 at 8:59 am — Reply

    I lived here several years ago and just moved back to the area, can’t wait for more traffic – thank you city of Lakewood. You just don’t listen to the people anymore and Green Gables looks like a glorified KB homes development off the highway, do better on your planning.

  13. Jeff
    October 7, 2021 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    The demand is there for the developer, and that’s their most profitable direction, whether I agree or not. And I can’t get behind the need for “more affordable” apartments. When there are tax credits paid to get them built, and there are income restrictions to live there, teachers and firefighters don’t live there. If you don’t want the congestion, you certainly don’t want it “affordable” with less tax revenue for the impact.

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