Ascent Union Station Update #2

Since our first update back in April, Ascent Union Station has been making great progress. One of the last open parcels in the Union Station neighborhood is now a hole in the ground, and will soon feature a 14-story building containing 142 homes.

Today, we have a few photos of the project taken over the past couple of weeks. Let’s start off with a couple of ground-level photos at the project site. As you can see, excavation is well underway.

Here is a neat top-down view of the project site. From this perspective, the left side of the project site looks to be “bottomed out”, meaning we should start to see the foundation go in and the underground levels start to go vertical.

Ascent Union Station will add a significant amount of density to this part of the Union Station neighborhood and will complete the Wewatta street-wall towards the west. Besides the Xcel Energy steam plant, the west side of Wewatta will have five 140-foot buildings lining it from 16th to 20th Street once Ascent Union Station is complete.

By | 2017-09-12T21:52:42+00:00 July 13, 2017|Categories: Infill, Residential, Union Station, Urbanism|Tags: |11 Comments


  1. Chad Foutch July 14, 2017 at 10:01 am

    What is that small building on back edge of the project that they just built?

    • Ryan July 20, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      It’s a new marijuana dispensary, a separate job site

  2. J K July 14, 2017 at 10:11 am

    What is the deal with the storage nook under the alley?

    • Brian July 14, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      There is a 2 story row of parking underneath the shared access drive, built during the Elan construction.

  3. Tony July 14, 2017 at 11:59 am

    What is that brick building being built across the access road? It’s right next to the 2 oldest buildings in the Union Station area, and are technically the only SFHs located there. Would be a shame if either were torn down for this project, as it’s the last inkling of what was once there.

    • Ryan July 20, 2017 at 11:26 pm

      They are keeping the brick building, it’s connected to a smaller jobsite, a marijuana dispensary

  4. D July 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    The little building is a dispensary, believe it or not. They bought a tiny little plot to build Union Station’s only dispensary. Went up fast!

  5. jimluk July 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Chad, it will be a dispensary…

    Or maybe not, depending on who gets the permit

    JK, I am pretty sure that “nook” is part of the parking garage, I believe the two garages will be connected under the alley.

  6. Freddie July 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Once every project along Wewatta is complete, there will be a nice street-wall canyon when looking up the street from 16th, and from what I can tell, due to this project’s location in relation to the curve of Wewatta, it should sort of “bookend” the canyon. That will be very cool.

  7. Marc July 14, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I think it’s an addition to the refurbished old building on the other side (to be a MJ dispensary)

  8. Richard August 4, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    They just set the tower crane base for this building, looks like we’ll have another downtown crane up soon!

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