WeWork Secures Multiple Floors In New Beltline-Adjacent 725 Ponce Development

Growing co-working office space provider is also opening locations in Decatur, Sandy Springs.
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WeWork has executed a lease to open in New City’s newly-developed 725 Ponce Kroger-anchored office tower.

The co-working office space provider will occupy 45,000 square feet across two floors in the Ponce City Market and Beltline-adjacent mixed-use, at 725 Ponce De Leon Ave NE.

WeWork in 725 Ponce is slated to open late-2019

“Early on after meeting with Jim Irwin and the New City team, we felt the passion to solidify East Midtown as an extension of the core midtown submarket.,” Bobby Condon, WeWork General Manager for the Southeast, said in a press release earlier this week.

“By continuing to expand in the region, WeWork is able to provide everyone from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies with the culture, flexible space and global network to help them attract and retain talent. With walkable amenities like the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, Ponce City Market, Historic Fourth Ward Park and more just steps away, WeWork members at 725 Ponce will have access to the ultimate live-work-play environment.”

725 Ponce, which sits on land where “Murder Kroger” once stood, will combine 370,000 square feet of new Class-A loft office space above a new urban prototype Kroger, all of which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

Decatur and Sandy Springs are also both getting new locations of the co-working giant.

WeWork has leased 35,000 square feet of office space in downtown Decatur, at 120 W. Trinity Place.

The building is being constructed on a 4.7-acre site once owned by DeKalb County but acquired by the Decatur Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in 2013 with hopes of redeveloping the location.

Atlanta-based developer Cousins Properties purchased the property from the DDA in 2016 and began construction on a mixed-use development that will offer 329 housing units, 18,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, a parking deck and the four-story building.

Construction is underway and expected to be completed in the first half of 2020.

In Sandy Springs, WeWork will occupy 70,000 square feet across three floors, at 1155 Perimeter Center West.

The location is slated to open in early 2020.

WeWork by the end of the year will have at least 10 Atlanta locations—Coda, Colony Square, Terminus—and 12 including the forthcoming Decatur and Sandy Springs outposts.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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