Apartments back on the table for Maxfield redevelopment

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Farmington residents will have an opportunity next month to comment on newly revised plans that would bring 115 apartments to the former Maxfield Training Center property in downtown Farmington.

The new proposal for the 3-acre site differs significantly from one that developer AC Acquisitions presented to Farmington Public Schools (FPS) officials three months ago. The company asked for, and received, a $200,000 reduction in the original $1.2 million purchase price, based on lowering the density from 150-plus apartments to 60 multi-story, owner-occupied condominiums.

Farmington Economic and Community Development Director Kevin Christiansen said the proposal calls for three, four-story buildings housing 24, 32, and 59 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. While the number of spaces proposed hasn’t been calculated, he said, the plan calls for surface parking.

AC Acquisitions’ purchase agreement with Farmington Public Schools depends on the project moving through the city’s approvals process. The company’s initial offer was accepted in September of 2016. 

The Planning Commission public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, July 9, at Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty St.