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Photo update: Masquerade, Murder Kroger sites see construction progress

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Former Masquerade property is quickly going vertical, while 725 Ponce remains a pit for now

A large pit and retaining wall.
Construction progress at the 725 Ponce site.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta

Construction is pressing forward along either side of the Beltline near Ponce City Market, as work continues on two high-profile developments.

Vertical construction is well underway at the site of the former Masquerade, where more than 200 apartments will sit along North Avenue, sandwiched between Historic Fourth Ward Park and the Beltline.

The old Excelsior Mill building looks little changed so far from its long existence as the popular music venue; ultimately, the mill will be reborn as a food hall.

Meanwhile, just northeast of the Masquerade site, work is moving in the opposite direction at the former Murder Kroger location. Since demolition late last year, site prep has been underway to create three floors of underground parking.

Once the site has been fully excavated, work will get underway on the new 11-story office tower atop the reincarnated grocery store. Work isn’t anticipated to finish on the 725 Ponce project until late 2018, with plans for a second phase to swallow the existing surface parking lot along Ponce de Leon Avenue at an undetermined future date.

Below, check out progress made at both sites since January:

Cranes tower over the Beltline from the Masquerade and 725 Ponce sites.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Looking over the fence of the Masquerade project.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Work progressing behind the old Excelsior Mill.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Progress at 725 Ponce from the Beltline.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
The construction pit at 725 Ponce.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
A vestige of the old Kroger.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
Construction of new retail space at the Ford Factory Lofts, adjacent to the 725 Ponce development, facing the Beltline.
Michael Kahn, Curbed Atlanta
A site map of 725 Ponce, showing a future hotel next to PCM and a second phase of construction in the existing Kroger parking lot.
725 Ponce

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