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.