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Ascend Wilton 24th Street LLC Unveils New Cutting-Edge Metropolitan Apartments, an Iconic Project Continuing the Urbanization of Wilton Manors’ “Eastern Gateway”

By June 8, 2016No Comments

A major player in the continuing urbanization of the “eastern gateway” to Wilton Manors, Florida, Ascend Wilton 24th Street LLC, an affiliate of Ascend Properties (, is unveiling its 179-unit avant-garde-style Metropolitan apartments on June 14, 2016. The $35 million development, built on the site of a former mobile home park, is a landmark project representing the continued transformation and revitalization of the area into a modern, urban core — the gateway to the vibrant community of Wilton Manors.

Located at 1220 NE 24th St., Wilton Manors, 33305, Metropolitan is only two blocks from the intimate cafés, chic boutiques, and art galleries of legendary Wilton Drive; and just south of Five Points, within the eclectic community of Wilton Manors, known as the “Island City.”

A luxe condominium-grade project, Metropolitan is raising the bar on the rental apartment market in South Florida. Featuring 10 spacious, smart floor plans ranging from studios to three bedrooms, Metropolitan showcases timeless modern architecture, luxurious finishes and resort-style amenities, invoking a tranquil feel, reflecting the needs of its clientele. It is designed by acclaimed MSA Architects in Miami with interior design by The Design Club, Boca Raton.

Ascend Wilton 24th Street LLC not only built the property, but also handles the leasing operations, and continues to own the building as a long-term portfolio asset.

Having worked together on building and real estate projects for decades, Richard Finkelstein, Michael Wohl and Dean Borg came together in 2012 to found Ascend Properties. Each partner brings over 25 years of experience to this privately held firm, performing on deals that require flexibility and entrepreneurship to get to the finish line. Ascend Properties currently has four projects in the tri-county area.

Regarding the new property, the partners offered the following comment: “We have invested not only significant capital, but also a great deal of time in Metropolitan to make it special, and we take pride in our long-term commitment to it. As longtime residents of South Florida, it is a wonderful feeling to give back to the community that we have called home for more than two decades. Ultimately, we’ve created a property that has raised the bar for quality in the market.”

According to Wilton Manors Mayor Gary Resnick, the project represents $530,000 in impact fees to the city for public safety, parks and recreation, sewer system and other services.

In working with city officials, Ascend Wilton 24th Street LLC designed Metropolitan to include a peaceful art park, situated on the northeast corner of the property, which features benches, a fountain and sculpture. Ascend also elected to include a cutting-edge dog park, featuring 50-year-old preserved pine trees; an herb garden which residents can enjoy and use, charging station for electric cars, fleet of bicycles for resident use, and much more. Residents will enjoy periodic events, cooking classes, numerous charitable events (the community is encouraged to use Metropolitan’s facilities for charitable events), Sunday brunch and more. Together, these attributes enhance a sense of place and belonging in the vibrant community of Wilton Manors.

With spacious and smart floor plans, Metropolitan is a cut above the competition. Its features include:

  • Open kitchens, featuring stainless steel appliances, overlooking the great room
  • Luxurious master bedrooms with ample closet space, natural light and en-suite bathroom
  • Spacious bathrooms with generous, oversized spa showers
  • Granite counters and vanities
  • Upgraded flooring
  • Intimate terraces offering picturesque views
  • Fiber optic wiring
  • Sound-insulated interior enhancements

Resort-style amenities include:

  • Resort-style pool & hot tub
  • Clubhouse with Wi-Fi access and big screen TVs, plus outdoor kitchen and barbecue area
  • Fitness studio, yoga studio and massage room
  • Private garages
  • Trash valet (trash is picked up outside residents’ doors five days a week)
  • Car wash area
  • Limited access entry, access control system, perimeter walls and fences
  • Boardroom for private meetings
  • Cyber café and business center
  • Smoke Free Silver Certified by the Florida Apartment Association. Smoking prohibited indoors and within 25 feet of buildings and amenities.

Monthly leasing fees range from $1,495–$3,100. For more information, visit or contact 844.779.6066 or

About Metropolitan

Located only two blocks from the vibrant restaurants, shops and art galleries of the legendary Wilton Drive, Metropolitan is a 179-unit cutting-edge rental apartment building in Wilton Manors, Florida. Representing the urban core of Wilton Manors, the property is developed by Ascend Wilton 24th Street LLC, an affiliate of Ascend Properties, and designed by renowned MSA Architects with interior design by The Design Club, Boca Raton. For more information, visit or contact 844.779.6066 or

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