Trinidad Artspace is the demonstration project for Space to Create, a state-led initiative to create affordable workforce housing and workspace in rural Colorado communities. Trinidad Artspace will transform an entire downtown block on Main Street into artist live/work housing, gallery, and flexible community space.
Trinidad has a thriving arts community, known for its annual ArtoCade art car event and character that is “a little bit funky, a little bit weird.” The heart of the art community beats in the Corazon de Trinidad Creative District, which received creative district certification by the Colorado Creative Industries state agency in 2013. The Creative District has been instrumental in building momentum for Trinidad Artspace. The District’s outreach to the regional arts community led to the huge success of the Artspace Arts Market Survey with 616 respondents.
The full project will combine three historic structures, the Toller, Aiello, and Franch buildings, built between 1882 and 1903. All three structures have been part of the downtown fabric for more than 100 years and contribute to the downtown National Historic District.
The housing component, the Trinidad Artspace Lofts, will offer 20 unique, affordable live/work apartments for low income artists and their families. Some units will repurpose remnants of the old structures, such as parquet floors and built-ins, while other units will feature a more industrial quality.
A grand entry from the center plaza on Main Street will lead to a flexible space to can hold performance and community events, and will be operated by the City of Trinidad. This community space will also serve residents with gallery, performance, and gathering space.
Total Project Cost Estimate: $14 million
Corazón de Trinidad Creative District
City of Trinidad
Space to Create
Colorado Creative Industries
Department of Local Affairs
Trinidad Artspace will preserve three buildings on Main Street and create 20 unique, affordable live/work units. Some units will repurpose remnants of the old apartments, such as the parquet floor and built-ins while other units will feature a more industrial feel. There will be 7 studio, 3 one-bedroom, and 10 two-bedroom units
Trinidad Artspace, an adaptive reuse of an entire downtown, historic Main Street block, will offer 10,000 square feet of space to be operated by the City of Trinidad.
This property is in pre-development and not yet available for leasing.
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