Construction is complete on Charlotte of The Upper West Side, a nine-story residential building at 470 Columbus Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Designed by BKSK Architects and developed by The Roe Corporation, the structure was engineered to Passive House standards and yields seven full-floor condominium units with interiors designed by Alyssa Kapito Interiors and BKSK. Compass and CORE are handling sales and marketing for the property, which is located between West 82nd and 83rd Streets, just north of the American Museum of Natural History.
Finishing touches and ground-floor work have concluded since our last update in May 2022 and the sidewalk scaffolding has been removed from the site, revealing the retail frontage and main entrance. The entryway is covered with a curved metal canopy that complements the look of the flowing aluminum-paneled cover over the roof deck. One of the retail spaces is already occupied.
The façade, supplied by Cladding Concepts, is composed of red brick and features distinctive Italian-made terracotta fins that frame the window grid across the main elevation.
Passive House standards were incorporated into Charlotte of the Upper West Side’s lobby and amenity spaces, both of which feature independent ventilation systems to maintain a constant supply of filtered clean air. The air is also treated with UV light to eliminate almost all pathogens and is moderated to ensure comfortable temperature and humidity levels.
Residential amenities include an interactive golf simulator by Full Swing that also comes with 13 interactive sports and games including football, baseball, and soccer; a private fitness room finished in full-height paneling in FSC-certified white oak and outfitted with TechnoGym equipment and Peloton bikes; a 24-hour doorman/concierge; a full-time super; a pet washing room; supplemental laundry; and private and secure storage units for each residence.