Changing The Narrative in The Hi-Crest Community

Through a generous gift and investments from SENT, the property now known as Fremont Hill was acquired just north of the Avondale East building in Hi-Crest. The West side of the property was gifted to SENT by Fellowship Hi-Crest Church. The East side of the property was partially donated by a private donor and partially purchased by SENT. The currently undeveloped property, sits just off 29th Street flanking Fremont, serving as the northern entrance to the Hi-Crest neighborhood.

The property is divided into two sides, 15 acres of Fremont Hill East, and 14 acres of Fremont Hill West. The East side of Fremont would be dedicated to Community Development, Community Resources, and Mixed-Use Residential. The West side of Fremont would be a mixture of mixed-income single-family homes. Housing would target first-time homeowners or families looking for quality, affordable living opportunities.


The West Side of the Fremont Hill development will consist of mixed-income single-family homes. The housing development will target first-time homeowners or families with an average market-rate home price of $166,000.


  • 10 Market-Rate Residences
  • 25 Low-to-Moderate Income Residences
  • Pavilion & Barbeque
  • Walking Trail
  • Club House
  • 2 Community Playgrounds


SENT has worked with Wallace Architects for the initial design phase of the houses. This partnership has resulted in Three unique floor plans to be constructed throughout the site.

Housing Layout Phase I


The East Side of the Fremont Hill development will consist of several community-oriented spaces as well as residential condo units. Buildings and amenities serving the community will include a Community Center, and outdoor recreation space such as a Plaza, Sports Fields, Skate Park, and Dog Park. The Condos will be mixed-use with Retail spaces on the main level and two stories of residential units above. Condos will be mixed-income as well with a number of LMI units and market-rate units.

Phase II


  • Leasable Retail Space
  • Proposed Local Grocer
  • Proposed Community Health Clinic
  • 32 Residential Condo Units
  • Plaza & Splash Pad
  • Youth Sports Field
  • Dog Park
  • Skate Park
  • Community Center


The East Side of Fremont Hill provides ample opportunities for connection and engagement with other members of the community. A circular drive throughout the Site allows for easy access between the different buildings and entities for both vehicles and city buses. Sidewalks ring the development welcoming walkers, bikers, and joggers visiting from the neighborhood or for events. The Site includes a central open green space with a covered plaza for concerts, movies, exercise classes, etc. A seasonal splash pad will draw families to meet together and play at Fremont Hill. The Central Green includes two youth sports fields and a walking path encircling the fields. Past the Community Center, a proposed skate park provides a space for local athletes to hone their skills and an enclosed dog park offers wide open play areas for pet owners and their dogs.

The South End of the development is home to the Community Center. The Community Center includes a proposed Public Library Branch, Non- Profit Office Suite, Childcare Center, and Recreation Space featuring a gymnasium with a full-court Basketball Court, 200 meters 4-lane track in the mezzanine above, a six-lane lap pool, a kiddie pool, and therapy pool, a fitness center, locker rooms, and exercise classrooms. The Gymnasium will be able to host youth athletic events, after-school activities, Recreation League activities, and church services for Fellowship Hi-Crest. The Childcare Center will be able to serve up to 85 children.

Two mixed-use, mixed-income Residential buildings occupy the North End of the property. The first level of the buildings will house retail space. Planned developments include a neighborhood grocery co-op that will seek to partner with local growers and vendors, (7) leasable retail shell space and a proposed community health clinic to serve the Hi-Crest neighborhood and surrounding areas.

The Second and Third levels of the Residences include 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom, and 3-Bedroom condominiums for sale. Condos will be a mix of (25) Market-Rate units and (7) LMI units and help meet the growing housing need in Topeka. Each Condo will have a private balcony with views onto either the active retail zone, the central green, or towards Downtown Topeka. Rooftop solar panels will help power each building on the site. Residences will even have access to a private rooftop patio overlooking the central green.



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