[EMS Discuss] Help us find a new home!

Mr. Clif EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Aug 30 16:41:56 PDT 2013


I was thinking about taking a look, should we schedule something?

     Clif

Mr. Clif wrote:
> Shouldn't we be talking about the places that look good and not the 
> rest? What do you think about the danebo place?
>
>     Clif
>
> 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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