“Against great odds, A.P. Construction overcame numerous construction and design issues, met all CHFA inspection requirements and hit the target completion date to make our project a great success, which permitted us to lease all 51 apartments and attain permanent financing. Their persistence in attaining National Park Service approval of the 484 Historical Window replacements was paramount to the project’s success.”

Shawn SamuelPresident, Read’s Artspace

Address: 1042 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT

Services: Construction Management

Construction Type: Residential – Multifamily

Size: 150,000 sf

Contract: $10,500,000

Architect: Crosskey Architects

Project Description:

  • Renovation of historic, landmark five story building, formerly Read’s Department Store.
  • Downtown Bridgeport building developed into a mixed-use of 33,000 square feet of residential artist apartments and 7,000 square feet of retail space at the street level.
  • There are 51 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, plus a 35 vehicle parking garage.
  • Extensive restoration to decorative plaster motifs and ornamental staircase.
  • Replacement of all windows in close coordination with National Park Service to maintain historic design parameters.
  • Base building upgrades inlcude new mechanical and electrical systems, elevator, roof, and life safety systems.
  • Construction management services included: budgeting, value engineering, subcontractor bid and award, safety and logistical planning, pre-purchase program, scheduling and construction.

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