More than five years in the making, Ponce City Market’s first ground-up new tower has reached its ultimate height at an intown location that couldn’t be much more high-profile.

After breaking ground earlier this year and reaching the midway point of vertical construction in August, the 21-story apartment building by Jamestown Properties called Signal House has topped out in recent weeks over the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

Positioned where the BeltLine meets North Avenue, next to open-air events space The Shed, Signal House will deliver 163 more rentals to PCM's property, along with 3,300 square feet of retail fronting the BeltLine.

Jamestown revealed in April the building is being designed for active adults and the 55-plus community, with apartments ranging from one to three-bedrooms and a focus on health and wellness. Project officials have said 16 apartments will be set aside for residents making 60 percent of the area median income, or roughly $52,000 for a family of four. Another eight would rent for 120 percent of AMI.

Below, in our latest installment of Aerial Tours around Atlanta, see how the PCM apartment tower fits into the mix—and where other projects stand in these rapidly changing O4W blocks.

^ As seen earlier this month, Ponce City Market’s first standalone residential component, Signal House, has reached its full height of 21 stories along the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, atop a formerly freestanding parking garage and retail structure.

^ The current view from above North Avenue, where Signal House joins the first three towers at New City’s Fourth Ward Project as recent high-rise additions to the neighborhood.

^ Infrastructure work continues at the second component of Ponce City Market’s phase two: another 21-story tower and a four-story, mass-timber loft office building called 619 Ponce.


^ The flex-stay tower 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. 

^ An overview of the crane haven this section of Old Fourth Ward has become.

^ A block west of PCM, vertical construction continues on boutique condo project The Leon on Ponce.

^ Priced from the $300,000s, the condos are rising next door to the adaptive-reuse Wylie Hotel project, which opened last year.

^ Broader context for this densifying section of Ponce, with Midtown in the distance. 

Ponce City Market/Jamestown

^ A rendering for Signal House (foreground) and other aspects of PCM's second phase of development as provided in marketing materials.

Handel Architects

^ View of the recently topped out, 163-unit Signal House building, looking east along North Avenue at the BeltLine.

Jamestown Properties, via BeltLine Development Review Committee; Handel Architects

^ The planned Signal House facade along the Eastside Trail, opposite Kroger.

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