ADAPTIVE REUSE & PRESERVATION
1005 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CT
Located in Bridgeport, The Arcade is the oldest surviving retail arcade in the nation and unique in Connecticut. This combination four story brick bearing-wall Greek Revival business block attached to a Victorian Gothic two-story iron and glass arcade was built in 1840 and 1889, and has undergone interior and exterior renovations in the 1920’s, 50’s, and 80’s.
The complete rehabilitation of the vacant hotel and commercial spaces involved their conversion into 33 rental apartments and 61,380 square feet of commercial space. Precast arches at the Arcade’s Main Street entrance were installed and the original glass-and-iron canopy was restored.
Meeting all National Park Service requirements for this designated building in the Bridgeport Downtown South Historic District, CTA successfully advocated for the design of new modern storefronts within the Arcade at their original locations. A new modern entrance and circulation tower, which was added to serve the residential portion of the building, was also included.
Agent: Urban Green Builders