Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Alpharetta-based Shane Investment Property Group is planning to redevelop a roughly 5,500-square-foot commercial space located near the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Monroe Drive.
While work continues on the Ponce City Market, the intersection of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Monroe Drive just a block west of the $180 million renovation of the former Sears & Roebuck building continues to receive makeover plans, too. In October, Midtown Patch first reported that the Exxon service station at 486 Ponce de Leon was in the process of being replaced by a full-service Shell Food Mart. And less than two weeks ago, Patch broke the news that Fidelty Bank would be moving into the vacated bank space at 494 Ponce de Leon that fronts both Ponce and Monroe. Now Patch has learned that the Alpharetta-based Shane Investment Property Group is planning to redevelop a roughly 5,500-square-foot commercial space located at 468 Ponce de Leon. …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Meetings scheduled for Feb. 7, 2013 to discuss forthcoming road improvements that will be concentrated between Juniper Street and Briarcliff Road/Moreland Avenue with street resurfacing extending beyond that scope.
Ponce De Leon Avenue through the Midtown and Poncey-Highland neighborhoods is slated for several road improvement projects over the next several years to enhance its efficiency and improve the mobility of pedestrians, cyclist, and vehicles. These projects include resurfacing, lane reconfiguration, ADA accessibility improvements, and improved access to public transportation as well as the Atlanta BeltLine. Improvements will be concentrated between Juniper Street and Briarcliff Road/Moreland Avenue with street resurfacing extending beyond that scope. The City of Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine are partnering with the Georgia Department of Transportation to coordinate these projects. Those groups have invited local business owners and residents …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Beginning next week, Ponce between Spring and Peachtree streets in south Midtown will be permanently converted to two-way traffic.
Construction on the South Midtown Pedestrian and Circulation Improvements Project is in its final phases as crews work towards completion around the end of this year. And in less than a week, the one-way portion of Ponce de Leon Avenue between Spring and Peachtree streets will be permanently converted to two-way traffic. It currently serves one-way traffic traveling west two blocks from the Fox Theatre to where it dead ends near The Varisty. On Monday, December 10, drivers will be able to turn left off of Spring, or right off of West Peachtree Street to travel east on Ponce de Leon towards Peachtree. Street repaving is expected to continue through Friday on Ponce de Leon between Spring and Juniper streets, and on Peachtree between North …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Monday murder of a former Grady High student outside a Ponce de Leon Avenue apartment complex comes as transitioning area continues to try to distance itself from a reputation as being a home for criminal activity
On Tuesday while area residents were left speculating as to why a local man was gunned down Monday afternoon outside a Poncey-Highland apartment complex, others were left still believing the Ponce de Leon Avenue corridor will succeed in its evolving urban gentrification in the face of some recent violent crime. Lee Lowery III was shot and killed by a lone gunman shortly after 5 p.m. Monday while attempting to visit the Ford Factory Lofts, located in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood next to the Ponce City Market development. Late Monday morning, Atlanta police released this video showing the moments that led to the fatal shooting of the 20-year-old young man in the breezeway of the apartments. Police investigators are asking that anyone …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Local writer's book signing event set for Friday; guided tour of Ponce to be given on Saturday.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Inman Park resident and author Sharon Foster Jones has just had her latest book released entitled, "Atlanta's Ponce De Leon Avenue: A History." The book is loaded with historical details and photos of Ponce's magnificence, as Jones helps promote awareness of this major feature of local heritage. It takes readers on a journey from the discovery of a spring on the site of today's Ponce City Market, to plantations that existed in the area, to the emergence of neighborhoods along Ponce. The book's pages follow Ponce's rise as a prime address, its tragic decay starting with the great conflagration of 1917, continuing through suburbanization that afflicted most cities starting in the 1950s, and on to the revitalization and re-establishment that …