Ridgway Space to Create

675 Clinton St Ridgway, CO, 81432


Ridgway Space to Create is one in a series of real estate development projects for Space to Create Colorado, a state-led initiative to create affordable workforce housing and workspace in rural Colorado communities, and is the first to be selected in a competitive statewide process. Located in Southwest Colorado near the San Juan Mountains, this town of 1,016 people can be seen as the backdrop in the film "True Grit." The Ridgway Space to Create new construction will provide 30 one- and two-bedroom units of low-income workforce housing, as well as 2,000 square feet of community space, in the Town of Ridgway's downtown core and certified Creative District. This project will align with the Town's clear goals for affordable housing production, Main Street economic development, and added density and volume; and will leverage the Creative District and recently completed Ramp Up Ridgway project with the Colorado Department of Transportation, which paved downtown Ridgway streets for the first time. 

To learn about the Space to Create demonstration project, please visit Trinidad Space to Create.

Questions about this project? Email info@artspace.org.

Funders: Boettcher Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, Gates Family Foundation, Ridgway Fuse (FKA Ridgway Creative District), State of Colorado’s DOLA and CCI agencies, Telluride Foundation, and the Town of Ridgway

Partners: Town of Ridgway, Colorado Creative Industries, Department of Local Affairs

General Contractor: Stryker and Company (Montrose)

Architect: HHL Architects

Expected completion: Summer 2022

Estimated Development Cost:


Total Area:

35,000 sq. ft.


30 live/work units & 2,000 square feet of community space