Thursday, February 28, 2013
People who drove by the intersection of Ponce and Virginia on Wednesday got to see a crane hoisting huge stacks of building materials onto the roof of this historic building. If you missed it, check out this video clip.
See also: Briarcliff Summit: Renovations are Still on Schedule Renovations to Historic Ponce Apartments Set
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Historic building at Ponce de Leon Avenue and North Highland Avenue is getting a multi-million dollar facelift.
The Portland, Maine-based real estate concern that purchased the Briarcliff Summit last year for a multi-million dollar renovation, says the refurbishing, which started in September of 2012, is proceeding as planned. "The renovations are happening and are going smoothly," Nick Bouquet, a development associate with Evergreen Partners LLC, told Virginia-Highland—Druid Hills Patch. "The project is on schedule." Evergreen purchased the iconic building at 1050 Ponce de Leon Ave. last year with a muti-pronged plan to renovate it. The 200-unit apartment building opened in 1925 as a luxury rental complex on Ponce, then one of Atlanta's most fashionable streets. It now provides Section 8 housing to the elderly. The renovations include refurbishing …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Owners of the building say no residents will be displaced during the renovations
A historic building on Ponce de Leon Avenue is slated to get a much-needed facelift. After years of empty promises and lack of money, the nine-story building on the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and N. Highland Avenue was finally purchased by a Maine-based real estate company, and renovations are set to begin in September. Evergreen Partners Housing, a Portland, Maine-based real estate investment firm, closed on the deal on August 7, a company spokesman told Patch. Renovations are set to begin sometime in mid-to-late September. Both the exterior and the interior of the building located at 1050 Ponce de Leon Ave. will be restored, but the historic components of the structure will be preserved. Plans to refurbish the facade of the building …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Construction set to begin this summer
A historic building on Ponce de Leon Avenue is slated to get a much-needed facelift. After years of empty promises and lack of money, the nine-story building on the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and N. Highland Avenue will be purchased and renovated later this year by a Maine-based real estate company. The brick building, formerly known as "The 750,” was constructed by a real estate firm owned by Asa G. Candler Jr. — the son of the Coca-Cola mogul Asa Candler Sr. — and opened in 1925 as a luxury apartment complex. Years later it was converted into a 400-room hotel and renamed Briarcliff Hotel. Today, the 200-unit apartment building known as Briarcliff Summit provides Section 8 housing to the elderly. The building is falling apart inside …