Space to Create Trinidad Project progresses forward toward construction; unofficial housing applications are submitted.
[Photo credits: Artspace]
Trinidad’s project development contractors, led by Artspace of Minneapolis, made a recent visit to town to share updates on the current Funding phase, arguably the most important and most complex part of the process. Among those in attendance at the meeting at City Hall were City Council members, Mayor Rico, City management employees, representatives of the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Corazon de Trinidad Creative District board, and many other civic leaders. Said one Creative District board member, “Patience, thy name is Trinidad,” in referring to the ongoing support of the project and understanding of the delicate funding phase now in process. To a person in the room, everyone is still supporting this First-in-State; First-in-the Nation economic development project.
As word continues to spread across the nation, inquiries about when housing applications will be received arrive frequently. In fact, although the project as originally designed would be the largest ever attempted in any rural area and almost in any urban area, developers are now suggesting that the project might be expanded because of the overflow of interest by those eager to move themselves and their businesses to Trinidad.