[EMS Discuss] Help us find a new home!

Tom Conlin EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Aug 30 16:46:54 PDT 2013


name change to Shire Makerspace?

On 08/30/2013 03:49 PM, 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.
>
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> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 3:47 PM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN
> <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>> wrote:
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>     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.
>
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>     On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN
>     <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>> wrote:
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>         That's a good idea.  Maybe we can use the wiki for this purpose.
>
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>         On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 12:58 PM, Tom Conlin
>         <EMAIL HIDDEN <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>> wrote:
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>             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
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>                 <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>> and let us know!
>                   We will get in
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>                 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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