Recent permit filings for ‘725 Ponce’ have us reaching for our shopping carts.
(UPDATE Oct. 17, 2016): Murder Kroger To Shutter Oct. 28 To Make Way For 725 Ponce
Get your Kroger Plus cards ready!
725 Ponce, the Kroger-anchored office tower that’s replacing the one-story “
Murder Beltine Kroger,” could break ground any day now as City of Atlanta has issued the necessary permits to start demolition.
But a concrete timeline hasn’t been pinned down just yet.
“A groundbreaking date hasn’t been established yet because we’re still working on finalizing the details with Kroger, but we’re getting fairly close,” Jim Irwin, president of New City, told What Now Atlanta in an email Thursday.
New City is the commercial real estate firm working with the grocery giant to develop 725 Ponce.
The $155 million Poncey-Highland mixed-use project was first unveiled in January after the Cincinnati-based chain announced it was rebranding the Ponce grocer as “Beltline Kroger” (infamously known as “Murder Kroger.”)
New City Tuesday filed a building permit application with City of Atlanta for commercial alterations to neighboring Ford Factory Square, the retail portion of the Ford Factory Lofts. As part of the Kroger redevelopment, New City is working with Ford Factory Square to build retail along the Beltline and to add direct connection from the apartment building to the trail.
An estimated $1,500,000 will be spent on interior alterations to existing mercantile space and exterior work for the Beltine connection at Ford Factory Square.
Permits for 725 Ponce have been filed with City of Atlanta dating back as early as March, 2016, but this is the first “commercial alteration” filing for the project.
Up until Tuesday, permits filed have been for items like demolition of the existing Kroger structure (permit has been issued) and land development where 725 Ponce will be constructed (permit is routed for review.)
Here are the latest renderings, site plan: