The Ascent At Top Of The Hill
Landform is excited to provide Civil Engineering, Landscape Architecture, exterior lighting services, and Development Management Services to help create The Ascent at Top of the Hill, an $80M mixed-use development in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
The Ascent at Top of the Hill is the largest mixed-use residential project created in Cleveland Heights. The 261 luxury-market apartment homes and 11,000 square feet of commercial retail space, and a 500-space parking garage will feature some of the best amenities offered in the greater Cleveland metropolitan area.
Located at a four-acre parcel at the junction of Cedar Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard, The Accent at Top of the Hill comprises studios, one and two-bedroom apartment homes and select premium three-bedroom apartment penthouses.
The Ascent is stitching together its community’s iconic, modern, and historical heritage. Residents can enjoy various amenities, including a rooftop pool, lounge, two grills and a firepit when completed.
A significant component was a public park we incorporated into the project. Immediately connected to this park is outdoor seating to a restaurant. In addition, direct access to the parking ramp goes through the park.
Key challenges we have overcome were incorporating a new public street that will be named and maintained by the city. We wanted to make this street feel like it’s more part of a neighborhood, than your typical residential or commercial street. We added changes to the street paving, materials and patterns to help drivers pay attention and instinctively slow down to create a more “pedestrian-friendly” neighborhood.
Like the Wing’s Financial Credit Union project we recently completed in Rochester, Minnesota, Landform designed a cutting-edge exterior lighting plan to make it safer for pedestrians.
An existing red-brick building remained in the middle of the project, and we gleaned the elements and aesthetic values into the new project.
Below are three short 360° videos we stitched together so you can enjoy getting a feel for the innovative elements we’re creating for this mixed-use development.
You can learn more about The Ascent at Top of the Hill on Flaherty & Collins’ website. Or, if you’d like to discuss your project with our award-winning team, contact us today, and we’ll make your next project a success from Site to Finish®.
This new street will include a mix of geometrically spaced trees and complex lighting to create a slower cadence, providing a safer pedestrian environment and ensuring ecological stability. The new street we’ve developed will also feature cutting-edge materials and a stamped crosswalk with colored pavement. This infuses a subliminal mindset for drivers to slow down and a safer neighborhood for the tenants and guests.
We incorporated a smart blend of plants, flowers and other blooms to produce a patio feel for the shops. This attention to detail will also allow the tenants to have a sense of home when they’re in the shops looking out and viewing the shops from outside.
Landform has set out to design a luscious, private courtyard that will feel like a garden Oasis for its tenants in the city. There will be a pergola in the center of the courtyard that will feature an outdoor bbq grill and kitchen, a soft, delicately curved collonade walkway throughout, and a variety of flowering perennials, trees, and shrubs to construct privacy. Each ground-level home will also feature mixed plants to separate it from the courtyard, further delivering a sense of privacy for the tenants.