Plans are coming into clearer focus for the second new tower to rise around Ponce City Market since the landmark property reopened in 2015.
PCM developer Jamestown announced this week it has christened its latest high-rise Scout Living. It’s billed as a 21-story hospitality living concept that will feature 405 one and two-bedroom units—offering stays as short as one night, up to one-year leases.
Jamestown president Michael Phillips says the building is designed to accommodate a range of lifestyles, be it “a starter residence for someone new to a city or homebase for someone living and working across multiple cities,” according to an announcement today. Jamestown is debuting the Scout Living concept at PCM but hopes to spread it to cities across the company’s global portfolio.
Scout Living’s units will differ from most traditional new Atlanta apartments by coming fully furnished (to include art on the walls and kitchens with all cooking equipment and utensils), along with hotel-style services and amenities, per Jamestown. Laundry and dry-cleaning, housekeeping, and other services such as restocking of essentials will be available at the push of a button.
Expect a “sleek pool” on the roof, a wellness studio, virtual check-in, a chef’s kitchen, and a lounge/coworking space on the second floor, among other amenities.
Elsewhere, Jamestown officials revealed the building will include 12,000 square feet of retail at the ground floor—all of it with 21-foot ceiling heights “occupied by a food and beverage concept and convenience shopping providing essential grab-and-go items,” per the company.
Plans for micromobility at Scout Living will include designated rideshare drop-off sites, onsite bike and scooter parking, EV charging stations, and electric bike and car-share programs.
Exactly what residing at Scout Living will cost hasn’t been specified, but Jamestown officials say the first flexible-stay units will be available this year. Scout Living’s website specifies the building is “coming fall 2024.”
Jamestown began building on PCM and the BeltLine’s popularity in early 2022, breaking ground on the property’s first new ground-up tower, Signal House, an active-adult building that’s now leasing (with rents up to $7,000 monthly) over the Eastside Trail. That building also stands 21 stories, bookending PCM’s century-old former distribution center with new high-rise construction.
The campus expansion also includes 619 Ponce, a four-story mass timber loft office building that’s scheduled to finish construction along Ponce de Leon Avenue later this year.
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