725 Ponce is a mixed-use development located on the Atlanta BeltLine adjacent to Ponce City Market. This project redeveloped the site of the Kroger grocery store that had long anchored the auto-oriented Ponce De Leon corridor. The redevelopment for this site reimagines how new generations want to connect with the past, while also embracing a more urban form for the City of Atlanta. Cooper Carry’s plan for the mixed-use building prioritized easy access to the BeltLine for both the office and Kroger users, while also capturing pedestrian traffic from Ponce De Leon Avenue.
The pedestrian-oriented site includes a new 60,000 SF Kroger grocery store and 12-story office building with 370,000 SF of modern industrial office space designed to complement the surrounding historic buildings. The offices have amenity terraces overlooking Historic Fourth Ward Park, while the building lobby and retail space have direct access to the BeltLine through a terraced landscape.
Cooper Carry led the master planning for this project. The building design was a collaboration between Cooper Carry and S9 Architecture.