Best Overall Program, Property Manager
Jamestown at Ponce City Market
Nominated by Midtown Transportation, Jamestown’s shuttles to nearby MARTA stations transport 6,500 tenants per month. In addition, they constructed a bridge to connect their property with the nearby Eastside BeltLine trail, promoting bike and walk accessibility to their property. Nice work, Jamestown!
Jamestown, Property Manager of Ponce City Market, exemplifies what it means for commute options support by a property management company. When Jamestown acquired the building space for Ponce City Market, they knew commuter transportation was going to be a challenge, considering the location was 1.4 miles from the closest MARTA train station and Regional Xpress bus stop. This did not stop their commitment toward commute options and they have since successfully operated three shuttles to connect tenants to more easily to transit. With the convenience of a real-time arrival app, the Ponce City Market shuttle averages 6,500 riders per month (one-way trips).
Jamestown supports commuters by targeting efforts to where tenants were coming from and what modes they take. In 2015, Jamestown provided Midtown Transportation with mode count data on all tenants, as well as home address/zip codes of all tenants for cluster analysis. Through this data collection, Jamestown is able to benchmark future success at Ponce City Market.
Key to Ponce City Market’s alternative commuting success is its prime location along the Eastside BeltLine Path. To promote utilizing the BeltLine accessibility, Jamestown built a bridge to connect easily to the BeltLine for cyclists and walkers. Jamestown supports its bike-to-work tenants by providing lockers, showers and bike rooms in its office spaces. They also offer a complimentary bike valet for any Ponce City Market customers/visitors.
Jamestown has a unique position at Ponce City Market being the property manager of the building, but also a tenant. Even more impressive than their programs and services for tenants are their transportation benefits for employees. With 200 employees located in Ponce City Market, Jamestown offers employees free transit passes and additional subsidies for those who bike, carpool or vanpool.