Phase 2 of Place on Ponce in Decatur is complete, new residents moving in

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 1, 2015
Another rendering of the Place on Ponce project, provided by Carter USA

Another rendering of the Place on Ponce project, provided by Carter USA

The developer of the Place on Ponce apartments in Decatur has announced that Phase 2 of the project is finished and accepting new tenants.

It is located at located at 319 West Ponce de Leon Avenue.

“The first phase, completed in late 2014, consisted of 28 units and is currently at full capacity,” the press release from developer Carter says. “The second phase, consisting of 206 units, is currently at 42 percent capacity but is expected to fill up quickly.”

In total, the development will have 234 units. It will consist of two buildings and will be five stories tall. One, two, and three bedroom apartments will be available. There’s also 10,000 square feet of street-level retail space, Carter says.


“Amenities include a 4,000-square-foot resident clubroom, 1,700-square-foot fitness center, resort-style pool, dog spa, bike repair station and two outdoor courtyards,” the press release says.

The city of Decatur has already discussed traffic calming plans to accommodate the influx of apartment dwellers into the city.

The Decatur Downtown Development Authority’s recommended solutions include …

1. Installation of right turn only restriction on Ponce de Leon Place A concrete island to be installed in the drive to restrict left turns from the 315 site in a northbound direction onto Ponce Place.

This island will be located on private property and will be designed to allow access by emergency vehicles. Since the island is located on private property, violations of the left turn restriction are not enforceable by the Police Department.

2. Allow ingress and egress at W. Ponce de Leon. The original plan called for ingress only at this driveway

The site is currently configured with ingress and egress onto West Ponce de Leon Avenue. This has been working well and keeping this traffic pattern to encourage the use of West Ponce de Leon is desirable.

3. Resident only parking on Montgomery Street. The city needs to update its resident parking only ordinances

This will take some planning, thought and public input. It is likely that this review will not be possible until sometime in 2016. We do not anticipate recommending establishing additional resident parking only districts until the existing ordinance can be reviewed and recommendations are made.

4. The appropriate signal timing for the light at West Ponce de Leon and Ponce de Leon Place

This request will be considered, along with all the signal timing in the city, when DeKalb County completes the installation of new traffic signals. Hopefully this will occur within the next two years, but the scheduling has been difficult to determine.


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  • Curmudgeon

    Any word on whether they’ll turn off those bright-as-the-sun flood lights over their “resort-style pool” after 10pm (or whenever they close their pool each night)? Seriously, what a waste of energy and an eyesore.

    As if that loud ass pool fountain that runs 24/7 wasn’t obnoxious enough. #theregoestheneighborhood

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