Atlanta’s largest adaptive reuse project features cross-laminated timber

Global real estate investment and management company jamestown recently began construction of over 700,000 square feet of new living, working and retail space at Ponce City Market. Located in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, the property is undergoing the city’s largest ever adaptive reuse project.

619 Ponce, a four-story hardwood office building, features 90,000 square feet of office space and 23,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Cross-laminated timber for this portion of the project will be sourced from sustainably managed forests in Georgia and Alabama, including forest properties that Jamestown owns and manages.

Ponce City Market opened in 2015. The latest phase of construction is designed with a focus on sustainability and well-being, according to a press release. The additions to the property “will evolve the mixed-use model and structured shopping experience through new vertical prototypes, including a log office building, a new concept of hotel living and a designed multi-family rental community. for active adults and empty nests,” the statement read.

A 21-story flexible-stay hospitality building will feature 405 units and 12,000 square feet of retail space with 21-foot ceilings. Designed for the way people live and work today, the hospitality building will merge hospitality and home. It will feature fully furnished units with flexible short- and long-term stays, ranging from nightly engagements to year-long terms and options in between.

A 21-story flexible-stay hospitality building will feature 405 units and 12,000 square feet of retail space with 21-foot ceilings. Courtesy of TiltPixel.

“The lines between Airbnb and hotels, short-term and long-term rentals, are blurring,” said Michael Phillips, president of Jamestown. “The majority of people under 30 default to Airbnb and short-term rentals over hotels. People want the flexibility of short-term rentals with the service of a hotel. This concept is aimed at the global nomad and combines these two elements.

Signal House, the residential component, was designed for active adults and the 55+ cohort with a focus on health and wellness. It will provide a digitally integrated and socially supportive living experience for a non-digital population. One- to three-bedroom units will feature clean, modern interiors and balconies. Micro-mobility features will include on-site bike and scooter parking, additional bike lanes, designated carpool drop-off sites, bike and electric car sharing programs, and electric car charging stations.

The project will reduce emissions through all-electric operations and efficient building systems. Jamestown will evaluate options for renewable energy and on-site and off-site carbon offsets to achieve net-zero carbon operations.

When completed, Ponce City Market will be home to one hundred businesses collectively employing over 5,750 people and will include over 800 residences.

Building team:

619 Ponce Buildings & Signal House

Design architect and official architect: Handel Architects
MEP engineer: Integral Group
Structural engineer: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
General contractor/site manager: J.E. Dunn

Reception/residence building

Design Architect / AOR: Handel Architects
Interior decorator: mithun
MEP: Integral Group
Structure: DeSimone Consulting Engineers
General Contractor/Construction Manager: JE Dunn

619 Interior Pumice
Courtesy of Neoscape.
Skyline Park
Courtesy of Jamestown.
Posman Books
Courtesy of Jamestown.
Ponce town market
Courtesy of Jamestown.

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