Jamestown Looks To Build Apartments Above Ponce City Market Parking Deck
The owner of Ponce City Market wants to add housing at the iconic redevelopment.
Jamestown is seeking approval from the BeltLine Design Review Committee to add 160 residential units atop an existing parking deck along North Avenue on the Ponce City Market site. Sixteen of those units are proposed to be set aside for renters earning 60% of the area's median income, according to the Atlanta BeltLine DRC agenda for its March 17 meeting.
Established by the Atlanta City Council, the BeltLine's DRC is an advisory group within Atlanta BeltLine Inc. that evaluates special administrative permits filed in the Atlanta BeltLine corridor overlay district. Its recommendations are forwarded to the city's planning and community development department. Jamestown filed the SAP with the city of Atlanta on March 9.
The project would also include 3,800 SF of office space and a rooftop deck, according to the document.
"Consistent with the approvals obtained in 2017, Jamestown submitted plans to develop apartments above the property’s existing parking deck at the corner of North Avenue and the Atlanta Beltline trail,” a Jamestown spokesperson wrote in an email to Bisnow. "With parking access below the building and a focus on wellness design, the property will target LEED certification."
The project would be the latest expansion of the former Sears warehouse since Jamestown opened its redevelopment in 2013. Ponce City Market has since become one of the city's most popular mixed-use destinations, with a large food hall and creative offices above it.
Jamestown rezoned its property to make way for an expansion of Ponce City Market in 2017. Last year, the developer announced plans for a 100K SF four-story, timber-framed office building, 38K SF of retail and restaurant space, and a 400-unit “hospitality living” concept that would offer short-term and long-term apartment rentals with hotel-like services, such as housekeeping and laundry.