This is possibly the worst living situation I've ever been in. At the time I signed my lease, there was planned construction on Platte street that Commons Park staff didn't disclose to me. This construction is constant, disruptive, and extremely noisy (going from 6:30 am usually until late at night). When I brought up the issue to the management staff, they told me that they could relocate me but that they'd be increasing my rent by a minimum of 100 dollars. On top of this the fire alarms go off constantly, the walls are paper thin, and the apartments are extremely overpriced. Do yourself a favor and live literally anywhere else, you'll be much better off.
I've lived in CPW for almost two years. My first year wasn't bad, there were issues with the fire alarms but I was told they were in the process of fixing those. Rent was actually reasonable because I came in just when GreyStar took over, so they hadn't priced it out relative to other complexes in the area yet. I felt good about what I was getting for the price. However, renewing my lease ended up being the worst decision. First of all, the upped my rent about $250 per month. And they offered me this "deal" three months before my lease was up, saying it was the best price I could possibly get. This doesn't make sense, however, since their rent prices are constantly changing. I've been my same apartment listed for almost $150 cheaper than what I'm paying. Apparently they screw over their loyal tenants by tricking them into higher rent? About three months after I renewed for my second year they changed the parking to "open parking." This makes absolutely no sense and all it does is inconvenience residents. It seems an easy parking plan would be to assign a spot to each apartment, and then if people want another spot the upper lot floors can be open for that. I don't know why they can't figure that out, either they're too lazy and don't care or they're actually idiots. Both are very likely. There are plenty of other problems with this place, near constant maintenence issues, hallways smell like garbage, the hallways aren't cleaned in a reasonable amount of time (there was once a pile of dog poop left in my hallway for 2 days), the buzz-in system doesn't work. I'm so sick of living in this place and paying an outrageous amount of money. They don't even try to pretend like they care about their residents' satisfaction. It's a bummer because there isn't a better neighborhood in Denver than Lohi, but this level of incompetence make it no longer worth it.
This is by far the worst place I have ever lived. The building is run down, the halls stink constantly of trash, the call box to let in deliveries or friends is always broken, the doors are broken constantly and the staff are rude. I also had a bicycle stolen from my upper level balcony and do not feel safe in the building. The apartment did nothing to help ensure my safety after the incident. It is extremely expensive to live here considering what you get. The only good thing is the location but there are so many other apartments. I was always meant to live here temporarily while waiting on a new construction to be finished. I wish I would have done a little more research before deciding to move in here. I would not advise anyone to live here. Way better options that actually maintain their properties close by.
I have also lived at Commons Park West for almost two years. I do not have the same experience as the previous reviewer. My personal experience has been going downhill as time goes on. The first year I had some complaints but renewed my lease because I liked the location and didn’t want to move all my stuff. At first I overlooked the fire alarms at all times of day because they said they were working on it. Fast forward to now and I’ve had enough. They just spent a month working on the fire system and the fire alarms are still going off. There haven’t been many other large maintenance problems but there are consistently small things that don’t get fixed. For example, door handles seem to be always broken. They also changed the parking policy so now you can be towed in your own designated spot if you forget to put your parking pass up. You might ask why not put the pass up and leave it. Well it’s not a sticker you can put on your windshield. It is a rearview mirror pass that you have to take down and put up if you decide to drive your car. So remember or be ready to pay $250 and the inconvenience of picking up your car 10 miles away. Finally, I like animals, but due to the large quantity of pet owners the doors leading outside smell like you are stepping into a porta potty. I have come to the conclusion that I cannot help my choice to move in but maybe I can help you. The only reason to move here is for the location which is a good reason. But with all the recent apartment buildings going up there are many better choices. If you are dead set on living in this spot look around and make this a last resort.
I have lived at CPW for two years, and I honestly have nothing but good things to say about it. The location is truly unbeatable in Denver - if you work downtown you don't even need a car. The staff has been friendly, maintenance requests completed quickly, and our apartment is in great shape. We don't have much square footage, but it is designed to feel spacious. I would highly recommend anyone to live here who is wanting the true Denver experience. People typically only write reviews when they are angry, so don't be afraid to check this place out!