Work is starting on the North Avenue Plaza, a project resulting from a partnership between Ponce City Market and the Atlanta BeltLine, according to post on the Atlanta BeltLine and Ponce City Market blogs. The Plaza, partially funded by a Federal Transportation, Community, and System Preservation grant, will function as a public space immediately adjacent to the Ponce City Market, giving users of the Eastside Trail a place to step off the trail and gather.
The plaza will be accessible from the bridge over North Avenue and from the existing access path to Ponce City Market’s rail shed deck. Ponce City Market will also construct stairs and an elevator from North Avenue as part of the construction of the Boiler building, which they will make accessible to the public.
In the coming days, Ponce City Market will begin the grading and site preparation work for the plaza and the Boiler building. In finalizing the plans for this project, Ponce City Market and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. have coordinated closely with Trees Atlanta to address the trees that will be removed as part of this project replacement plan is in place.
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and Ponce City Market will jointly host a study group meeting the North Avenue Plaza on June 19 at AMLI Parkside, 6:30 to 8 p.m.