David Zucker, developer of the just-completed Zocalo Condominiums project in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, is planning a new project, 2020 Lawrence, on Block 080 at 20th and Lawrence in Northeast Downtown. The proposed project is an 8-story condominium building featuring two levels of underground parking, ground-floor retail, and 69 units of residential on the remaining 7 floors. Marketing of the condominium units is planned to begin in February 2007, with construction beginning later that year. The project is aiming for about 20% of its units to be income-qualified affordable units under the city’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, with the typical unit selling for slightly less than $300/SF. A rendering of 2020 Lawrence is not yet available as the building’s design is still being finalized, but you can count on seeing the rendering here at DenverInfill once it’s ready.

Mr. Zucker is highly regarded by the folks in the Jefferson Park neighborhood and down at City Hall for his generous spirit and his willingness to work with the local residents to create infill projects complementary to and supported by the neighborhood. His current project, RiverClay, located just a block away from his Zocalo project, features 60 residential units in a 6-story building. Demolition of the small commercial building currently at the RiverClay site should occur in November, with construction of the new building starting in December or January. If the quality of Mr. Zucker’s previous projects is any indication, then 2020 Lawrence should be an excellent addition to Northeast Downtown.