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New Downtown Project at 20th and Lawrence

Today I have a brief update of what’s going on at 20th and Lawrence in Downtown Denver.

Zocalo Community Development, which brought the successful Zocalo and RiverClay condominium projects to the Jefferson Park district, has begun site excavation at the corner of 20th and Lawrence on Block 079 for a new multi-family rental project. Details on the project, such as its name, height, design, and number of units, will be announced in the near future here at DenverInfill.

Reflecting Zocalo’s commitment to sustainability, this new project will earn LEED certification, joining the developer’s RiverClay project as among the earliest multi-family projects to achieve LEED status in the country.

Construction staging for the project will occur nearby on Block 080 at Zocalo’s “2020 Lawrence” site, while that project undergoes a redesign.

Even in this tough economy, it’s great to see yet another new project get underway in Downtown Denver! More on this project soon.

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6 Comments

  1. FrancoRey says:

    Booooo! Another 10+ story project goes the way of the dodo. I do hope they do not alter 2020 Lawrence significantly; I really like its height and design! Maybe it will only be postponed like other projects.

    As for the other project on the other side of the street, I hope it is dense and tall enough. A taller building is more appropriate for that area. I'm glad to hear they are building something, even if it is on my favorite parking lot for Rockies games! :P (that guy I always gave money to must have made off well on that land sale)

  2. Derrick says:

    It appears that several of the 20/20 buildings' homes are under contract. I would doubt that they would alter the original plans too much. I sure hope not!

    I agree that the project on block 79 needs a bit of height. I am struggling to picture a 4 or 5 story apartment building fitting in the spot.

  3. Anonymous says:

    There is some activity going on at 13th & Downing they scrapped the parking lot and delivered a port-o-potty.

  4. Anonymous says:

    20/20 Lawrence is offering to return earnest money to its buyers. I don't see that as a good sign!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have put up earnest money for 2020, and indeed, in Nov. they said because of the meltdown that they were offering to refund earnest money, that the project was on hold and that by Feb/Mar. they would re-evaluate the project, possibly turning it into a for-rent one. So I'm actually encouraged to hear this news that they will build a for-rent building on block 79, because that means that hopefully block 80 (2020 Lawrence) will remain as a for-sale building.

  6. ed says:

    The Denver cityscape site has a couple of architectural renderings of this project. It shows it as 11 stories and 120 units.