[EMS Discuss] Help us find a new home!

Fri Aug 30 13:03:08 PDT 2013

That's a good idea.  Maybe we can use the wiki for this purpose.

On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Tom Conlin <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> A useful information would be (updated) access the boards queue
> of locations split into new, accepted, pending, passed.
> helps to avoid duplicate effort
> On 08/30/2013 09:24 AM, Rick Osgood wrote:
>> While things may have calmed down around EMS lately since everyone has
>> been out enjoying the summer weather, we are still looking for a new
>> home to support our growing membership.  Looking at the survey results
>> from the member poll, the top three voted locations for EMS would be:
>> Downtown Eugene followed by East Eugene or West Eugene (pretty much a
>> tie on those two)
>> The top features our members would like to see in a new space are:
>> 1. Larger shop space (we currently have 1000sqft)
>> 2. The ability to subdivide the space to separate activities
>> 3. Larger office space for quiet/cleaner activities
>> 4. Within walking distance of local community
>> We could really use help trying to find a space.  Our monthly budget for
>> a new space will likely be between $1000 and $1300 per month.  That will
>> require us to stretch our wallets when possible to make it happen.  We
>> have a really nicely written proposal that includes clauses to ramp up
>> the rent and utilities costs over time, which means we might be able to
>> get away with something more expensive than this if we can grow our
>> member base to match the rent increases.
>> Keep in mind we may have to compromise on some of the features.  For
>> example it will likely cost more to have more space, but it may also
>> cost more to be downtown.  We may have to make a trade off on space
>> versus location.  If you can find a place that meets some variation of
>> these criteria, please email EMAIL HIDDEN
>> <mailto:board@**eugenemakerspace.com <EMAIL HIDDEN>> and
>> let us know!  We will get in
>> touch with the owners and send them our proposal.  Hopefully having more
>> people look for a space means we can find one more quickly.
>> Thanks for you help!
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