Curtain wall work is continuing on The Charlotte, a 626-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper at 25 Columbus Drive in Jersey City and number 24 on our construction countdown. Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects for Mack-Cali’s Roseland Residential Trust, the 57-story tower will yield 750 units with interiors designed by Fogarty Finger. Melillo + Bauer Associates is the landscape architect, DeSimone Consulting Engineers is the structural engineer, AMA Consulting Engineers is the mechanical engineer, and KSS Architects is the designer of the school that will be located in the podium.
The building’s two-story podium along Christopher Columbus Drive is enclosed in a gray brick exterior.
The dark-tinted floor-to-ceiling glass and white metal panels are steadily making their way up the reinforced concrete superstructure. We should likely see the envelope reach the roof parapet in the coming months. The white paneling features a subtly angled composition, giving the façade a bit of texture.
The Charlotte will yield 244 studios, 249 one-bedrooms, 224 two-bedrooms, and 33 three-bedrooms. Thirty-seven of the units will be designated as affordable housing. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, dining and lounge areas, a children’s playground, an open-air space for outdoor fitness equipment, and a spacious green lawn. All the amenities will be located atop the multi-story concrete parking structure along Montgomery Street. This sits on the southern end of the complex and will eventually be enclosed in a decorative screen, as seen in the rendering below.
YIMBY last reported that The Charlotte is expected to be completed and open in 2022.