With its ideal location near the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail and Ponce City Market, this 5,500-square foot structure just needed a facelift to transform the formerly vacant retail building into a new boutique space along Ponce de Leon Avenue that caters to the active millennial generation. Following a structural inspection that revealed an unstable foundation due to settlement and historically poor framing and roof joists – and a car crash that destroyed the façade, Vickers Design Group worked hand-in-hand with the structural engineers to identify solutions that included underpinning the rear wall, reworking roof supports and refacing the building – while preserving the building’s character and overall integrity. The storefront was returned to its original size, and the rear entries were updated with new decking and an ADA-approved lift.
Vickers Design Group worked with First Communities to refresh the existing lobby, indoor amenities, fitness room and the outdoor pool area and dog park. Part of the program included a more open concept for the building reception area to create a more contemporary space through updated lighting, furniture and technology. The leasing offices were reconfigured to be more efficient and accessible, and the pool area included a new green wall and furniture.
Clark-Ventures purchased the Park at Abernathy Square apartment complex with plans to update and reposition the property. Vickers Design Group created an updated amenity package consisting of a new, modern, lodge-styled clubhouse and poolside cabana. The clubhouse includes leasing offices, a multi-purpose club room and a fitness center. The cabana includes men’s and women’s changing rooms and an outdoor kitchen.