2020 Lawrence Update #3

It has been a few months since I have done an update on this project. It is now up to the 9th floor and some of the distinct features are starting to show.

This project is going up very quickly as you can see. Not much work minus the concrete shell has been done on the back side quite yet but that is sure to change within the next few weeks. As a refresher, this is a new development in Denver’s Arapahoe Square neighborhood which is finally starting to show signs of life.

From the front you can see some of the features of 2020 Lawrence. The brick work is beginning to go up and you can see the unique shape on the upper floors as well. The different shades of bricks add a pleasant touch on Lawrence Street. On the left you can see its older sibling, Solera.


This 231-unit, 10-story apartment building is always exciting to see especially given its location.

By | 2017-02-03T05:48:07+00:00 March 15, 2012|Categories: Arapahoe Square, Infill, Residential, Urbanism|Tags: |7 Comments


  1. Dan March 15, 2012 at 8:54 am

    It’s so great to see this beautiful building rise in Arapahoe Square. It’s just the kind of kick start this desolate wasteland needs to encourage development. It reminds me of so many large apartment buildings in NYC. Hopefully it’ll be leased quickly, and then on to the next one.

  2. Ballpark resident March 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    It’ll be interesting to see how this spurs redevelopment in the surrounding area. Once you reach a tipping point, demand will really pick up.

  3. Dave March 16, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Great update..I can’t believe how massive this building is. What a great addition to the Arapahoe Square neighborhood.

  4. Bryan March 16, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Good stuff…NYC? i can see that..especially if you rotate it 90 degrees…:-)
    Great for the area…and more people to go to the shops on Upper Larimer…makes me think that a complimentary N/S circulator shuttle from Larimer Square up into the 30s would be good for this city.

  5. Jeremy March 16, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Zocalo builds a great product and did an outstanding job managing Solera while they owned it (I’m a former resident). It’s great to see a reputable developer start the redevelopment of an area.

  6. The Dirt March 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Nice! The deco influence is pretty subtle but, it’s definitely noticeable. Denver could use more art deco mid/high-rises.

  7. Aron March 20, 2012 at 8:52 am

    It seems to hint at the potential connection across 20th (a substantial barrier) between downtown and the ballpark area. Would be great to see further development of retail in the area as a means of expanding the activation of the area beyond just surface parking and bars for use during ball games. Look forward to seeing other projects that extend pedestrian corridors into the area, as right now, Larimer is the only substantive, ped friendly path from downtown to that part of downtown.

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