In Ponce City Market news, the interweb is aflutter with word that demolition of the parking deck at Glen Iris and Ponce de Leon is set to begin three months early. It’s hard to remember a time when we were this giddy over the knowledge of impending annihilation! Work has been underway since October of last year on the ginormous building’s interior, but progress that’s more visible to the outside world will be much appreciated. The 1966 parking structure is set to be replaced with...drumroll please...a parking lot. But resist throwing those tomatoes just yet! The removal of the parking structure means that the western face of the building will be visible and accessible to passerby, and it’ll endow Ponce City Market with additional entrances and storefronts. As you can see here, this was the original configuration pre-deck. Restoration of the western facade will actually make the building that much more eligible for placement on the National Register of Historic Places. While the initial Morsberger-era plans called for a new structure at that corner, we can sympathize with the task Jamestown already has on their hands (filling up the largest brick structure in the Southeast) without unnecessarily adding to the challenge. Most importantly, we still want to know the fate of the “Lee Haney’s World Class Fitness Center” sign - talk about an Atlanta landmark!
· Parking deck coming down early at Ponce City Market [Atlanta Business Chronicle]
· Ponce City Market
· Parking Deck Demolition [Ponce City Market Blog]