[EMS Discuss] Help us find a new home!

Fri Aug 30 15:55:03 PDT 2013

Shouldn't we be talking about the places that look good and not the 
rest? What do you think about the danebo place?


Rick Osgood wrote:
> I didn't think we ever officially said we wouldn't move to Springfield but
> I do remember some folks saying they wouldn't be able to be a member if we
> moved that far east.  I also agree that having EUGENE maker space in
> Springfield would not be ideal.  But if it turns out to be the only way for
> us to afford to grow to a more comfortable and usable space... I'd probably
> go for it.  It's definitely not my first, second, or even third choice
> though personally.  Maybe a last resort.  My own feelings, not those of the
> board.
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:47 PM, James Hukill<EMAIL HIDDEN>  wrote:
>> I thought we nixed the ones in Springfield as it would cause EMS to drop
>> members (folks said they would quit) and not be Eugene Maker Space (now
>> with more Springfield) anymore as we would not be in Eugene.
>> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Rick Osgood<EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>>> 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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