Take a look inside Uptown’s “sexiest” apartment building yet, opening in July

Take a look inside Uptown’s “sexiest” apartment building yet, opening in July
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When Bob Nelson, the man in charge of construction of Ascent Uptown, looks at the building, he sees something different.

“Look over there,” he says. “Big beige box. And there — big beige box. And over there — big beige box. But this… this is sexy. It’s got curves. Do you know what I mean?”

The building clocks in at 33 stories, the bottom 11 being a parking deck, and includes almost 4,000 square feet of retail space.

The rest of the floors will be made up of 300 studio, one- and two-bedroom units, over 200 of which have balconies and views of Romare Bearden Park, both stadiums and most of Uptown’s buildings.

Nelson would go on to call Ascent a “badass” building, and he’s right.

Amenities include a heated saltwater pool on the roof, penthouse lounge with a bar, a rooftop fitness center with a cool-down room that sits at a comfortable 65 degrees and wine on tap in the foyer.

Construction is expected to finish in July. Until then, take a look at how it’s coming and what it will end up being:

The building will offer 15 different studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans that range in size from 472 to 1,384 square feet and in price from $1,470 to $4,085.

Each unit will come complete with a Nest system, wall outlets that include USB charging ports and key fob entry.

Here’s what to expect from a studio, one or two bedroom unit.

Plan S2, Studio (503 square feet) starting at $1,445:

Plan A3, One Bedroom (840 square feet) starting at $2,100:

Plan B3, Two Bedrooms (1,316 square feet) starting at $3,210:

I got to peek into all three.

The studio:

One-bedroom:

Two-bedroom:

Ascent’s real jaw-dropping addition comes in the form of the 32nd-floor penthouse lounge, which will host the saltwater pool, lounge and outdoor space perfect for resident events.


Ascent will be finished this July — need a roommate? I come with a dog and a serious appreciation for the finer things in life, like wine on tap and views of skyscrapers from the 32nd and 33rd floors.

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