The City of Trinidad is in Southern Colorado, near the border of New Mexico, approximately 3 hours from Denver. It was established in 1861 along the Santa Fe Trail, due on the booming coal mining economy of the mid-19th century. The Artspace Trinidad Lofts & Space to Create/Artspace Trinidad City Center is a multi-building, mixed-use, affordable live/work, forty-one unit apartment project.
The core Artspace Trinidad City Center site adaptively reuses three historic two-story masonry and wood-framed buildings located in downtown on full block along West Main Street, bound by: First, Beech and Convent Streets, and is also in the National Register “El Corazon de Trinidad” Historic District. The historic Main Street buildings had been long abandoned and underutilized, and will be renovated, restored, as well as interconnected on the upper floor for new housing. Thirteen apartment units are located on the newly inter-connected second floor level, while the ground floor of Main Street will include a variety of commercial and community uses, under the direction and management of both the City of Trinidad and Artspace. Space to Create Colorado, a multi-agency, public-private partnership to drive economic development through the arts in rural and mountain communities of the state will be located on the ground floor of Main Street.
Artspace Trinidad Space to Create is a new metal stud platform three-story twenty-eight unit apartment building, located on East Elm Street about 1/2 mile east of the Main St. site just across from and parallel to the Purgatoire River, at the intersection of South Oak Street in an urban renewal district of downtown. Artspace’s management offices and common spaces will be located at the Main Street site.