Coming in 2024

Artspace Colorado Springs

Home for the Downtown Colorado Springs creative community

315 E Costilla St Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

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Artspace Colorado Springs


To designate Artspace Colorado Springs as a destination for the arts, public art components will include murals situated on the building’s exterior vertical spaces and sculptural components along the right-of-way adjacent to Wahsatch. The exterior design will reflect the level of artistic activity occurring within the 51 units of multifamily affordable housing and 7,500 square feet of commercial space, and a rooftop deck will provide stunning views of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. All the units are one- or two-bedrooms, addressing studies that showcased a need to attract graduate students and young artists, thereby retaining the next generation of creative workers. Through a concentration of residential units and commercial space that prioritizes the creative workforce, Artspace Colorado Springs will plant a flag for the creative community—and the District at large—that this is safe and forever home for the creative sector.


Artspace Colorado Springs


Artspace Colorado Springs grew out of a grassroots effort led by the Colorado Springs Downtown Development Authority (DDA). A mixed-use, five-story building located in the Creative District downtown, it will seamlessly link new construction with a historic element to create one cohesive, 48,000 square-foot building.


The majority will be new construction built to the standards of 2020 Enterprise Green Communities, with photo-voltaic capacity and EV-ready parking spaces. It will also preserve an important piece of local history, retaining the Spanish-style 1928 portion of the former headquarters for the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado (2002–11), which was then gifted to Rocky Mountain PBS and named in honor of prominent LGBTQ businessman and philanthropist Tim Gill. For nearly two decades the building hosted thousands of community members for workshops, meetings, and receptions, and became a beloved space where all felt welcomed and safe—values and a legacy that Artspace will continue.





HHL Architects



Community Partner

Colorado Springs Downtown Development Authority (DDA)


American Rescue Act, Bee Vradenburg Foundation, Betsy and Vance Brown, Colorado Springs Health Foundation, Community Revitalization Fund, Connie Schmidt, El Pomar, EM & FE Everett Charitable Trust, Foundation of the Heart, GE Johnson Foundation, H Chase Stone Trust, John & Margot Lane Foundation, John D. & Karla S. Balk, Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Nard Claar, Olive Real Estate Group, Pikes Peak Community Foundation: Kahala Fund, Pikes Peak Community Foundation: Carma Fund, Pikes Peak Community Foundation: Patrick Faricy Family Fund, Pikes Peak Community Foundation: Ronald & Judith A. Palmer Fund, Pikes Peak Community Foundation: Staff Fund, Pikes Peak Community Foundation: Strub Heer Fund, Susan Edmondson, The Richard Petritz Foundation, Tiemens Foundation, Vance and Betsy Brown – Brown Legacy Fund of Foundation of the Heart, Weidner Apartment Homes

Estimated Timeline

Construction 2023, opening 2024

Features & Amenities

• Creative commercial space

• Art plaza for public gatherings

• Rooftop deck

• Public art


51 live/work, including 40 one-bedrooms and 11 two-bedrooms units

Commercial Space:

7,500 sq. ft. (~22 studios)

Development Type

New construction and adaptive reuse

Estimated Project Cost