Signal House at Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA. achieves Fitwel Certification

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Jamestown, a global, design-focused real estate investment and management firm, today announced Signal House, a residential building at Ponce City Market in Atlanta, has achieved Fitwel Certification. The Fitwel 2-Star Rating underscores Jamestown’s commitment to developing properties that prioritize the health and wellbeing of their residents and tenants.

The Fitwel Certification

Jointly developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the General Services Administration (GSA), the Fitwel certification system aims to enhance the wellness and health of building occupants, contributing to healthier communities overall. It is the first health and wellbeing-centered certification for the broader Ponce City Market campus.

“Investment in the well-being of our communities is an embodiment of Jamestown’s core values,” said Becca Timms, Head of ESG at Jamestown. “By achieving the Fitwel 2-Star Rating, we’re not only ensuring Signal House residents have access to a healthier living and work environment, but also advancing our mission to foster community engagement, environmental responsibility, and industry innovation.”

Facilities at Signal House at Ponce City Market

Signal House features ample bicycle parking, readily accessible outdoor spaces, and a rooftop vegetable and herb garden. Wellness amenities include a pool terrace with a shaded grotto lounge and outdoor shower, multipurpose fitness room with connected outdoor fitness space for group classes and private instruction, and wellness rooms for personal treatments like massages and other services. By incorporating these features, residents are encouraged to participate in physical activities, healthy eating, and social interaction.

In addition to these elements, Jamestown has partnered with Atlanta restaurateur Tal Baum and local art studio “A Permanent Address” to foster community throughout the building. Through Baum’s dinner club, residents can participate in authentic dining experiences, from family-style dinners to hands-on culinary workshops in the building’s exclusive kitchen and dining space. Meanwhile, “A Permanent Address” has opened an inaugural exhibition titled “A Place to Call Home” in the building’s retail plaza. The exhibition explores the profound connections between objects, spaces, and our bodies, prompting further engagement.

Through these design and operational strategies, Signal House has achieved an elevated Fitwel Star Rating, further solidifying Jamestown’s commitment to advancing residents’ wellbeing and enacting healthier, more sustainable communities.

The new building is part of Ponce City Market’s next phase, which includes more than 700,000 square feet of new live, work, and shop space. Designed with a focus on sustainability and wellness, the new development will evolve the mixed-used model and structured shopping experience. In addition to Signal House, Ponce City Market is building 619 Ponce, a four-story mass timber loft office building, and Scout Living, a flexible-stay hospitality living building featuring 405 furnished units with short-term and long-term stay options.

Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market first opened its doors in 2015 and has since been credited as a catalyst for revitalizing Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. Today, Ponce City Market is a major employment hub for creative and technology companies and is home to 90 businesses. The new development is projected to bring more than 550 long-term jobs to the campus. In total, Ponce City Market will house some 100 businesses collectively employing more than 5,750 people and will include over 800 residences when the project is complete and fully activated.

About Jamestown – Jamestown is a global, design-focused real estate investment and management firm with a 40-year track record and mission to create places that inspire. Since its founding in 1983, Jamestown has executed transactions totaling approximately $40 billion. As of December 31, 2023, Jamestown has assets under management of $11.6 billion and a portfolio spanning key markets throughout the U.S., Latin America, and Europe. Jamestown employs more than 500 people worldwide with headquarters in Atlanta and Cologne, and offices in Amsterdam, Bogotá, Boston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Current and previous projects include One Times Square and Chelsea Market in New York, Industry City in Brooklyn, Ponce City Market in Atlanta, Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco, the Innovation and Design Buildings in Boston and Lisbon, and Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam.

About Fitwel – Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system committed to building health for all. Generated by expert analysis of over 7,000 academic research studies, Fitwel is implementing a vision for a healthier future through a standard that empowers a wide range of professionals, including building owners, designers, and facility managers, to enhance occupant health and productivity through targeted improvements. Fitwel is a joint initiative of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the General Services Administration.

Signal House at Ponce City Market | Photo Courtesy of Jamestown
Signal House at Ponce City Market | Photo Courtesy of Jamestown


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