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

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

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, 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

Construction efforts are currently underway. Structural steel erection began in April 2019, and is now completed to the third floor slab level (roof line of the Jonas Federal Building).

Based on the current project schedule, construction of the new annex will be concluded in spring 2021 and the renovations on the Jonas Federal Building will be complete in fall 2022.

Latest updates

The Courts have provided funding for the project architect to produce a furniture plan for purchasing any new furnishings needed for the move into the new annex.

Next milestone

Structural steel erection shall continue until August 2019. In September workers will begin the process of connecting precast concrete panels to form the exterior skin of the new 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

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