Ponce City Market is not just a massive historical renovation; it is the largest adaptive re-use project in Atlanta’s history. It will be a mixed use development of approximately 2.1 million gross square feet under roof. It will include 330,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 475,000 square feet of office space, and 259 residential flats. And it will be located on the Atlanta Belt Line, a multi-billion dollar rail project designed to connect the city’s in-town neighborhoods utilizing an existing 22 mile railroad track that generally encircles the city of Atlanta. Once complete, Jamestown plans to have Ponce City Market added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Atlanta’s Newest Destination
Ponce City Market was destined to be an extraordinary project from the beginning.
First there is the historic Sears & Roebuck building which first opened for business in 1926, with a location on Ponce de Leon in perfect proximity to attract residents from Atlanta’s urban neighborhoods, such as Virginia Highlands, Inman Park and Mid-town. There is the mammoth 2.1 million gross square foot under roof that was available at the start of the project. Plus the coming Atlanta Belt Line would certainly help make the completed project a local destination. And then there’s the developer, Jamestown Development and Construction (JDC), an expert at environmentally-sensitive land development which includes “walkable” street designs, and a focus on green construction practices and operations.
NTI Scope of Services
NTI (Network Technologies, Inc.), was hired as technology consultants for the project, responsible for designing the ITS cabling infrastructure, access control, and CCTV throughout the facility. Within the space, there were different architects working on the various areas such as the Jamestown new corporate office, the Food Hall with over two dozen places to eat, the office space and the residential flats. There is also a rather robust parking area which was within the NTI scope.
Robert Coggins, NTI’s Project Manager for the project, described NTI’s task this way. “The reality is that while it is a single project, in many ways it is like working on many interconnected projects. There are multiple GCs, multiple architects, and a lot of unique areas each with specific technology needs. Coordination among everyone involved is critical, and there are a lot of people involved.”
NTI began working on the technology design in 2012 and finished with the construction administration in 2016, over a year after Ponce City Market opened for business.
Mixed Use Development with:
- Food Hall
- Corporate HQ
- General Office Space
On the Atlanta Belt Line
Developed by Jamestown Development
In early 2014, Travel + Leisure ranked Ponce City Market as one of the 25 in its list of “The World’s Coolest Nw Tourist Attractions.”
NTI Scope of Services
- Technology Programming
- Technology Consulting
- Technology Design
- Construction Administration