ADAPTIVE REUSE & PRESERVATION

1005 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CT

 

Type: 

Combination four-story brick bearing-wall Greek Revival business block, attached to a Victorian Gothic two-story iron and glass retail arcade. The Arcade was built in 1840 and 1889 and underwent several interior and exterior renovations during the 1920's, 1950's, and 1980's. The property is the oldest surviving retail arcade in the nation and unique in Connecticut.

Scope: 

Complete rehabilitation of vacant hotel and commercial spaces, and conversion into 33 rental apartments and 61,380 square feet of commercial space. The work includes meeting all National Park Service requirements for this designated building in the Bridgeport downtown South Historic District. Successful advocacy was made to the NPS for the design of new modern storefronts within the arcade at their original location and a modern entrance and circulation tower to serve the residential portion of the building. The rehabilitation includes the restoration of the original glass and iron canopy and the installation of precast arches at the arcade's Main Street entrance.

Agent: Urban Green Builders, 340 Pleasant Avenue, New York, NY

Budget: $10,000,000