Site Work Beginning For Ponce City Market Expansion

In November, Jamestown announced a 500,000-square-foot expansion of Ponce City Market would be in the works
Ponce City Market Expansion
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A land development permit application was filed on Thursday to begin site work for developer Jamestown‘s 500,000-square-foot Ponce City Market expansion, records show.

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The scope of work at 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE includes streetscape and hardscape improvements, stormwater management, and the demolition of the surface parking lot at the corner of Ponce De Leon and Glen Iris Drive, according to the filing, which lists a roughly $2.8 million cost of construction for the work.

Jamestown’s preliminary work at the site follows its announcement in November of its intent to expand its development of Ponce City Market. The developer’s latest plans include a four-story, 100,000 square-foot office building made of cross-laminated timber, as well as more than 400 units of “hospitality living,” which is a combination of flexible short-term and long-term leases “at accessible price points,” Jamestown announced at the time.

This week’s filing specifies Parcel B, which plans have shown to be the existing parking lot at northwestern corner of the site, as the focus of preliminary land development.

Along with the hospitality and office component, Jamestown’s expansion will also include 25,000 square feet of retail within the ground floor of the office building, as well as 38,000 square feet of shopping and dining retail surrounding an outdoor courtyard. The hospitality living building, too, will offer 13,000 square feet of retail space, Jamestown said last year.

Plans also call for a 2,000-square-foot expansion of the market’s Central Food Hall through a repurposing of former existing office and retail space at the site.

Jamestown didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Dean Boerner

Dean Boerner

Dean Boerner is a California-based writer previously with Bisnow and the San Francisco Business Times. He received his bachelor's degree in economics and business from Saint Mary's College of California, where he also served as the editor-in-chief of The Collegian, the school's campus newspaper. Before that, he spent two years as the publication's sports editor, and he remains a committed fan, for better or worse, of his Sacramento Kings, San Francisco Giants, and Saint Mary's Gaels.
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Mark
Mark
5 months ago

I am pro-growth, but have to wonder what traffic will look like during construction and then after this hug development opens. There is no realistic transportation plan or improvements that I know of for this area. At rush hour and on weekends it is already nearly grid-lock. The planned trolly on the Beltline is 15+ years away at last look, and there are no plans for mass transit on Ponce or North. Even the bike lanes on Ponce are barely used.

Nick
Nick
5 months ago
Reply to  Mark

There are well developed plans for a bus rapid transit line to run along North Ave in this area. Would certainly help congestion, if it can operate like a light rail line, out of traffic and frequent service times.

I.P.30307since1987!
I.P.30307since1987!
5 months ago
Reply to  Nick

Except many people have a resistance to riding buses– too beneath them.

Mark
Mark
5 months ago
Reply to  Nick

I think the point is, there may have been well developed plans, but in reality, this has been talked about for many years, and nothing has happened. Rapid bus cannot be that complicated, and yet still nothing. Its like our city council reps and mayor just plan on waiting until there is critical meltdown in traffic before deciding on an emergency plan...

AtlantaNativeDC
AtlantaNativeDC
5 months ago
Reply to  Mark

I agree Mark. The state has no plan to address the transportation infrastructure issues in Georgia. The road conditions in Atlanta do not help. One would have thought the city would have taken advantage of less congestion on the roads during Summer 2020 for a massive repavement of streets throughout Atlanta. I recently purchased a TH in West Midtown off Howell Mill and with all the growth and development in the area and with pot holes on North Avenue and Howell Mill its a nightmare

I.P.30307since1987!
I.P.30307since1987!
5 months ago

One would have thought the city would have taken advantage of less congestion on the roads during Summer 2020 for a massive repavement of streets throughout Atlanta. 

Yup seemed like the perfect time. Yet city workers/laborers have been impacted by the virus– which has slowed things down.

Billy
Billy
5 months ago

Thank you for the update. Would it be possible to address the high rise in the rendering that the red arrow is pointing to?

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