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Trinidad Space to Create

200 to 228 West Main Street Trinidad, CO, 81082

Overview

Located in Southeast Colorado, Trinidad Space to Create is the demonstration project for Space to Create Colorado, a state-led initiative to create affordable creative sector and workforce housing and workspace in rural Colorado communities. Trinidad is known for its funky character and annual ArtoCade art car event, and the community is devoted to downtown revival efforts. Artspace transformed the entire 200 block of Trinidad’s downtown Main Street into a dynamic complex that combined three historic structures with distinct exteriors, linking the second stories of all three with 13 affordable, live/work apartments. Street-level amenities feature a “dirty” maker-space and the city’s own cultural facility. Six blocks away, next to a historic train depot and across from a park, Artspace constructed a brand new building with 28 more units of affordable live/work apartments. This building, just one block off of Main Street, boasts views of the mountains and Purgatory River to provide plenty of inspiration to its residents. Trinidad Space to Create is informing the series of statewide S2C projects that will follow, with Ridgway now under construction and Grand Lake next in the pipeline.

 

Development Partner: City of Trinidad

Architect: HHL Architects

Funders: Boettcher Foundation, City of Trinidad, Colorado Housing Finance Authority, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, El Pomar, Gates Family Foundation, History Colorado

est. 2020

Project Details:

Total Project Cost Estimate: $18M 

Number of Units: 41

Community Space: 20,000 sq. ft.