Building Info

Ascent, 21-story mass timber apartment building. Rendering by Korb + Associates.
  • Address:
    700 E. Kilbourn Ave.
  • Taxkey:
    3930961000
  • Architect:
    Korb + Associates Architects
  • Status:
  • Assessed Value (Land):
    $
  • Assessed Value (Improvements):
    $
  • Assessed Value (Total):
    $
  • Assesment Year:
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A 25-story mass timber building at 700 E. Kilbourn Ave. Two stories were added to the proposed tower in summer 2019 and again in early 2020.

Constructed started in August 2020.

Replaced proposed 700 E. Kilbourn Ave. Tower and earlier Bookends North project.

Project is being developed by New Land Enterprises.

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Activity

IDDateTypeDescription
PDA-19-000012019/06/29Permit
DCD Activity:
PWOP-19-000982019/01/24Permit
ROW Occupancy Permit
PDES-18-000032018/11/16Permit
DCD Activity:
PWEU-17-017372017/08/31Permit
ROW Excavation Utility.
IDDateDescriptionType

Content referencing Ascent

City Again Has World’s Tallest Building

City Again Has World’s Tallest Building

Once it was Milwaukee's City Hall. Now it's Ascent, proclaimed tallest timber building by international Council on Tall Buildings.

Eyes on Milwaukee: World’s Tallest Timber Tower Opens
Eyes on Milwaukee

World’s Tallest Timber Tower Opens

Downtown mass-timber high-rise mixes exposed wood aesthetic with loads of amenities.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Land Plans New S. 5th St. Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Land Plans New S. 5th St. Building

Firm pursuing fourth apartment complex in Walker's Point.

Friday Photos: Element Opens in Walker’s Point, Nearly Fully Leased
Friday Photos

Element Opens in Walker’s Point, Nearly Fully Leased

New S. 5th St. apartment building finds no issue drawing residents.

Friday Photos: World’s Tallest Timber Building Nears Completion
Friday Photos

World’s Tallest Timber Building Nears Completion

Ascent is now fully enclosed in glass. Developer raises $5 million on crowdfunding platform after construction starts.

Friday Photos: New Apartment Building Relies On Emerging Building Technology
Friday Photos

New Apartment Building Relies On Emerging Building Technology

Taxco Apartments constructed in part with insulated concrete form structure.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Board Approves New Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Board Approves New Tower

Design approval for 31-story, 333-unit building with retail space facing river and outdoor patio.

Transportation: Van Buren Could Receive Protected Bike Lane
Transportation

Van Buren Could Receive Protected Bike Lane

City of Milwaukee considering three options.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Mandel Delaying Portfolio Because of Market Saturation
Eyes on Milwaukee

Mandel Delaying Portfolio Because of Market Saturation

Lakefront tower has been reduced in height since 2016 proposal, but firm still believes too much competition exists.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Proposed Third Ward Tower Gets Shorter, Wider
Eyes on Milwaukee

Proposed Third Ward Tower Gets Shorter, Wider

Development loses a floor, but plans summer construction start.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Plays Key Role In Construction of World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Plays Key Role In Construction of World’s Tallest Timber Tower

But not a single piece arrived in Milwaukee by ship.

Port Milwaukee Helps Move Ascent Project Forward
Press Release

Port Milwaukee Helps Move Ascent Project Forward

Last Shipment of Mass Timber Structural Elements Leaving Port Milwaukee for Downtown Tower’s Construction Site

Friday Photos: Van Buren’s Supernova Ascent
Friday Photos

Van Buren’s Supernova Ascent

Two projects will reshape the newly two-lane street.

Transportation: Railroad Merger is a Win for Milwaukee, Southeastern Wisconsin
Transportation

Railroad Merger is a Win for Milwaukee, Southeastern Wisconsin

The Port of Milwaukee could again become intermodal shipping hub, now with direct access to Mexico.

Friday Photos: Demolition Underway For East Town Apartments
Friday Photos

Demolition Underway For East Town Apartments

Contractor making quick work of former restaurant.

DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim Assembles Mass Timber Task Force, Looks to Distinguish the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code
Press Release

DSPS Secretary Dawn Crim Assembles Mass Timber Task Force, Looks to Distinguish the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code

The task force will meet virtually and is expected to generate a set of mass timber guidelines by year end.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Plan Commission Okays Third Ward Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Plan Commission Okays Third Ward Tower

"Magnificent building,' says one commissioner. Apartments will be among city's most expensive.

Friday Photos: Ascent’s Mass Timber on Full Display
Friday Photos

Ascent’s Mass Timber on Full Display

Mass timber component now clearly visible from much of Downtown.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Second Mass Timber Tower Files for Design Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Second Mass Timber Tower Files for Design Approval

City Plan Commission will review proposed building on Aug. 23rd.

DSPS Co-hosts Mass Timber Roundtable in Milwaukee, Continues Work to Expand Allowable Use of Mass Timber in Wisconsin Commercial Buildings
Eyes on Milwaukee: 15-Story Mass Timber Tower for Riverfront
Eyes on Milwaukee

15-Story Mass Timber Tower for Riverfront

220 apartments, but little parking in downtown building, as firm pushes environmental benefits.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the World’s Tallest Mass Timber Building
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the World’s Tallest Mass Timber Building

Partially completed, 25-story Ascent a radical change in how to build a downtown tower.

DSPS Secretary-designee Dawn Crim Visits Wisconsin Mass Timber Company, Explores Environmental and Economic Impact of Updated Mass Timber Code Provisions
Friday Photos: Ascent Begins Its Climb
Friday Photos

Ascent Begins Its Climb

World's tallest mass timber building will first take shape as concrete pedestal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Gokhman Shares Vision for Bucca’s Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Gokhman Shares Vision for Bucca’s Site

Firm plans eight-story building for East Town.

Friday Photos: Foundation Work Underway for World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Friday Photos

Foundation Work Underway for World’s Tallest Timber Tower

Before Ascent goes up, it has to go down.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Construction Begins On World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Construction Begins On World’s Tallest Timber Tower

Ascent, a 25-story apartment tower, will be tallest mass timber building in the world.

Eyes on Milwaukee: World’s Tallest Timber Tower To Begin Pre-Leasing
Eyes on Milwaukee

World’s Tallest Timber Tower To Begin Pre-Leasing

Prospective tenants can pick their unit as New Land gears up for construction.

Eyes on Milwaukee: World’s Tallest Timber Tower Gets First Okay
Eyes on Milwaukee

World’s Tallest Timber Tower Gets First Okay

City Plan Commission approves increase in Ascent's height to 25 floors.

Plats and Parcels: Tracking Four Downtown Tower Proposals
Plats and Parcels

Tracking Four Downtown Tower Proposals

Real estate news from Walker's Point, the East Side and Near West Side caps a busy week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Renderings, Details on World’s Tallest Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Renderings, Details on World’s Tallest Timber Tower

Building could be even taller than what was revealed earlier this week.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Now the World’s Tallest Mass Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Now the World’s Tallest Mass Timber Tower

New Land adds two floors, 30 apartments to proposed high rise, Ascent.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Pre-Construction Starting on Ascent
Eyes on Milwaukee

Pre-Construction Starting on Ascent

There's "zero doubt" tallest mass timber building in Western Hemisphere will soon rise.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Approves Taller Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Approves Taller Timber Tower

Council committee approves more apartments, parking for Ascent apartment tower.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Commission Okays Taller Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Commission Okays Taller Timber Tower

Tallest timber tower in Western Hemisphere would now be almost 247 feet high.

Plats and Parcels: Timber Tower Grows Taller
Plats and Parcels

Timber Tower Grows Taller

Plus: Convention center expansion advances, MSO moves 631-ton wall, Brewers invest in The Avenue

Eyes on Milwaukee: New Land Building Wins Federal Grant
Eyes on Milwaukee

New Land Building Wins Federal Grant

Grant will help finance engineering work on tallest proposed timber tower in North America.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Council Approves North America’s Tallest Timber Tower
Eyes on Milwaukee

Council Approves North America’s Tallest Timber Tower

Milwaukee could be home to tallest wood building in Western Hemisphere by 2021.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Western Hemisphere’s Tallest Timber Tower Okayed
Eyes on Milwaukee

Western Hemisphere’s Tallest Timber Tower Okayed

New Land's 21-story apartment tower, Ascent, gets approved by council committee.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tallest Timber Tower Gets First Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tallest Timber Tower Gets First Approval

City Plan Commission endorses plan for North America's tallest mass timber building.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Tallest Wood Building in Western Hemisphere
Eyes on Milwaukee

Tallest Wood Building in Western Hemisphere

New Land unveils ambitious plan to build 21-story wood apartment building.

Building data on this page, including assessment information, was last updated on September 6, 2020

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