In neighborhood mostly populated with one-story houses and apartment buildings, a Denver firm, known for its emphasis on sustainability projects, wants to develop a combined apartment and condominium complex.
The Denver-based Zocalo Community Development says it will build more than three hundred housing units in an area of the city known as Sloan’s Lake neighborhood, roughly 3 miles to the west of downtown Denver.
The visual center of what is being called 17th & Newton will be a 16-story condominium tower that residents belonging to the Sloan’s Lake Neighborhood Association have said is too tall for the surrounding area.
Also included in the development plans are a bike and pedestrian path, as well as 5,000 square feet of community space.
The project, which will go up on a 5.2-acre site, has now won the approval of the Denver City Council, members of which particularly liked its combination of luxury and affordable units.
Construction on the project’s apartment building could begin in late 2020, with work on the condominium tower slated to start two years after that.
Taking on both new construction and redevelopment work, Zocalo emphasizes water conservation, materials recycling, and solar-powered technology, among other features, in all of its projects.
By Garry Boulard
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