Read's Artspace

Bringing Vitality to Downtown Bridgeport

1042 Broad St Bridgeport, CT, 06604

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What was once hailed as the finest department store between New York and Boston now showcases 61 units of affordable live/work space. Read's Artspace is a classic example of the impact of restoring and converting iconic urban landmarks into financially sustainable housing for creatives and their families. Whether used for shopping or living, the building continues to be a symbol of prosperity. 




Crosskey and Associates

Development Consultant

Mission First Capital Advisors

Development Partner

Mission First Capital Advisors

Financial Partners

Financing  Apollo Housing Capital, LLC; Bank of America; Bridgeport Economic; Development Corporation; City of Bridgeport; Connecticut Housing and Finance Authority; Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development; Fleet Bank; People’s Bank


Bank of America; Betty R. Sheffer Foundation; Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation; Bridgeport Regional Business Council; Chase Bank; City of Bridgeport; Connecticut Housing and Finance Authority; D. Culpepper Foundation; Downtown Special Services District; Edward S. Moore Foundation; Fairfi eld County Community Foundation; General Electric Fund; Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation; Kreitler Foundation; Melville Foundation; O’Grady Family Foundation; People’s Bank; Southern Bell Company / Southeast New England Telephone; United Illuminating

est. 2004

Development Type

Mixed-Use Housing and Commercial Space

Number of Units


Types of Units

Efficiency One-, Two-, and Three-Bedrooms

Total Area

121,128 sq. ft.


Ground floor public gallery and commercial space, interior corridors for informal galleries