New Charlotte U.S. Courthouse Annex and Charles R. Jonas Federal Building Renovation

Jonas with Annex Rendering

In 2012, GSA and the U.S. Courts examined the potential re-use of the city-owned Jonas Courthouse to meet the long-term housing needs of the U.S. Courts. The City of Charlotte agreed to reverse the exchange of properties to return to GSA ownership of the Jonas Courthouse. Built in 1918, and tripled in size in 1933, the Jonas Courthouse required major upgrades and the replacement of critical building systems due to its age to ensure continued operations and to promote energy efficiency.

Current status

The new courthouse annex is currently under construction. Based on the current project schedule, construction of the new annex will conclude in spring 2021 with the renovations on the Jonas Federal Building following and concluding in late fall 2022.

Latest updates

The interior rough-in work is complete on the new Annex. The exterior facade and the window installation on the new Annex finished recently. The first of nine new courtrooms has been completed and serves as a quality model for the remainder. Interior finishes are nearing completion on the lower floors and continue up the Annex.

Project details

Total Estimated Project Costs: $164,659,949 (site acquisition, design, construction, and related expenses)
Project Delivery Method: Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc)
Architect of Record: Jenkins-Peer Architects
Projected Timeline

  • Final Design Delivery: Dec. 2018 (Annex); March 2019 (Jonas)
  • Construction Start: Fall 2018
  • Anticipated Construction Completion: Annex – Spring 2021; Jonas Renovation – Late Fall 2022

Awarded contracts:

  • Jenkins-Peer Architects (Architect/Engineer) – Awarded Jan. 2017
  • Brasfield & Gorrie (Construction Manager as Constructor - CMc) – Awarded Jan. 2018
  • fs3/Hodges (Construction Manager agent - CMa) – Awarded Mar. 2018

News Releases

GSA Announces $947 Million Courthouse Investment Plan
FY 2016 Funding Meets Judiciary Needs
New Federal Court Facilities Coming to Nashville (Tenn.), Charlotte (N.C.), Greenville (S.C.), Anniston (Ala.) and Savannah (Ga.)

Media Inquiries

Adam Rondeau
Public Affairs Officer

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Last Reviewed: 2020-11-17