Just as vertical construction begins to sprout from a busy Old Fourth Ward corner, fresh images have emerged that paint the clearest picture yet as to how Ponce City Market’s boutique, timber-built office component will look and function.

Called 619 Ponce, the four-story, mass-timber loft office building will rise where Ponce de Leon Avenue meets Glen Iris Drive, across the street from a popular carwash.

Like a 21-story residential tower under construction next door—another facet of Ponce City Market’s phase-two growth spurt—619 Ponce is replacing a surface parking lot. (Before that, the property housed a brick-clad parking garage for decades, which was razed as part of PCM’s phase one).

Developer Jamestown broke ground on phase two earlier this year to expand PCM’s core campus both west and south, adding almost 50 stories of new vertical construction overall. 

How the four-story office building, now undergoing vertical construction, will replace a surface parking lot along Ponce. Jamestown/619 Ponce

As the smallest piece of that puzzle, 619 Ponce will include 85,000 square feet of offices, plus more than 20,000 square feet of retail at street level and underground parking.

According to the building’s marketing materials, Jamestown is using a regional supply chain to build the mass-timber project, as a means of reducing transportation emissions and the environmental impact of construction overall. 619 Ponce is designed to meet Zero Net Carbon operating standards, and Jamestown is targeting LEED Gold Certification, the second-highest certification level.

Interiors at 619 Ponce will feature natural wood columns and ceilings, with openable floor-to-ceiling windows and three large balconies per floor. An “art-inspired open-air courtyard” is planned at the building’s south end, separating it from the 21-story residential building.

That flex-stay tower next door will rise at the corner of Glen Iris Drive and Glen Iris Way, offering 405 residential units and 12,000 square feet of retail with 21-foot ceilings. Catering to “the global nomad,” all units will come fully furnished, and stays will range from single nights to one-year leases, officials have said.  

On the flipside of the main PCM building, the 21-story Signal House apartments recently topped out over the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, marking PCM’s first ground-up new tower.

According to Jamestown, the 619 Ponce office building will deliver in summer 2024.

Have a closer look at this evolving O4W corner in the above gallery.

Old Fourth Ward news, discussion (Urbanize Atlanta)