La Puerta Master Plan

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team When the former train yard in Trinidad, Colorado, was acquired from the railroad, it was a brownfield site, dotted with deteriorating structures. Since that time, this 15-acre site, now known La Puerta de Colorado (meaning “the gate”), has undergone remarkable transformation. It now proudly hosts a 96-key Hilton […]

La Puerta Trestle

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team The acquisition of the La Puerta site came with a unique design opportunity, an abandoned steel railroad trestle. Plans were made to use the trestle as a means to expand the city trail system, extending the trail to the north side of the Purgatoire River. The trestle was […]

La Puerta Entry Bridge

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team Americana Road intersects Commercial Street via a steel and wood vehicle bridge spanning a small creek. Years of neglect had rendered the bridge nearly impassable, with signs of deterioration becoming evident. Sun Mountain Design coordinated various projects aimed at addressing the decay of the south abutment, restoring the […]

La Puerta Depot

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team The historic Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Freight Office (Depot) is one of the two existing buildings on the site slated for restoration. In a bid to enhance its functionality for La Puerta’s hospitality focus, the depot will undergo an expansion. An additional 2,600 square feet will […]

Fabec Barn

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Location Total Floor Area Status Design team The Fabec barn was originally a storage pole barn that existed on the La Puerta site when redevelopment began. Encompassing 3,600 square feet, it serves as a crucial asset for fulfilling maintenance and storage requirements for the entire development. To enhance its functionality and aesthetic appeal, the exterior […]

Champions Center

Bank Building

Previous slide Next slide Location Total Floor Area Status Design team The historic Poitrey Building, erected in 1888, was renovated to resemble the original architectural style lent to the community by the Rapp Brothers. The historic integrity of the building was maintained throughout the revitalization process of the building, now known as the Champions Center. […]

Marketplace—Food Court and Charter School

Previous slide Next slide Location Total Floor Area Status Design team Originally built in 1876, these series of buildings retain the historic character of their individual components, including the brick walls, decorative courses of brick, and window and door openings. The building is now known as the Marketplace. The upper level is occupied by Goal […]

Schneider Brewery

Previous slide Next slide Location Total Floor Area Status Design team Built in 1866, this group of buildings is one of the more iconic within downtown Trinidad. Not only is it architecturally significant, but it is one of the largest buildings in the city. Partial demolition and structural reinforcement are currently scheduled to facilitate the […]

Mt. Carmel—Health, Wellness, Community Center

Previous slide Next slide Location Total Floor Area Status Design team Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church was built by Jesuit priests in 1907 to serve the Italian and Spanish speaking immigrants who worked in the Trinidad area’s coal mines. The structure is in the Italianate style and was designed by the influential architect, Isaac […]

Hurtado Residence

Location Total Floor Area Status Design team The Independent Missionary Baptist Church was built in the late 1800s and was purchased by a family in 2020 to be renovated into a modern residence. To stabilize the old church building from deflection, architectural tension rods were suspended across the new living space. Accessed by a floating […]