Ascent Union Station Update #3

Ascent Union Station, a significantly sized project on the northern edge of Union Station, is starting to go vertical above the street level. Construction for the 14-story apartment building started back in April 2017 and since our last update in July, a lot of progress has been made.

Over the last six months, a tower crane was erected, the foundation has been poured, and the underground levels are now complete. The north end of the project is currently up two floors with work beginning on the third.

Ascent Union Station fills in the last parcel along Wewatta Street in the Union Station neighborhood and will greatly contribute to the already stunning street wall.

The 14-story apartment building will contribute 142 apartment units to the Union Station neighborhood. For a rendering and detail refresher, head on over to our announcement post.

By | 2018-01-17T21:31:00+00:00 January 15, 2018|Categories: Infill, Residential, Union Station, Urbanism|Tags: |7 Comments


  1. James January 16, 2018 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Nice! Filling in the gaps. Do you know if there will be landscaping across the street between the street and the tracks?

  2. Bill January 16, 2018 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Great Photos! Are there any plans to upgrade the steam plant so that it blends in with all of the new development?

    • Duncan Nelson January 16, 2018 at 10:57 am - Reply

      Xcel owned likely (sadly) means a big, fat “no.”

      • Paul January 17, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

        There has been discussion about Xcel doing a re-skin of the Denver Steam Plant, but I don’t know where it stands. Xcel has a Resource Plan in place for it’s steam operations that had three development options based upon projected future steam demand in downtown Denver: Build a new Zuni Steam Plant in Sun Valley, expand the Denver Steam Plant (the one behind Union Station) with an additional boiler, or do nothing. According to Xcel’s filings they are going ahead with adding an additional boiler at the Denver Steam Plant that’s scheduled to go online sometime between 2018 and 2020.

        So, we could see a re-skin of the current plant to go along with this expansion. I doubt that the City of Denver would accept anything like the current state.

  3. Bobby Mucho January 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    I’ve always been curious what the small triangular building at the north end of this site is? Also, it looks like there’s newer masonry structure built adjacent to it?

    • twister244 January 16, 2018 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      It’s a brand new Green Solutions 🙂

  4. Kojones January 17, 2018 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Hey all – anybody know the plans, if any, for the old Union Pacific yard/maintenance facility across from 10th and Osage light rail? It’s been quite the canvas for taggers, and been a while since I’ve seen a bull/security on the site. I bet there’s gonna be some significant clean-up needed from all the oil/fuel/misc. from the train engines.


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