[EMS Discuss] Help us find a new home!

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Sat Aug 31 08:01:34 PDT 2013


We have kicked around the idea of sharing space with another group. The old NORVAC building is available but at $2600
a month, is around twice what we can afford.  It's also twice the space we really need.

-Darrell

> I'm down to help on location scouting.  I've been scouting similarly sized
> locations for a garment production house and often think of EMS.
>
> I looked over the space ratings doc in the wiki and just have a few
> questions.  1) Does EMS only want month-to-month leases or is something a
> little longer acceptable?  2) Does EMS need to be in an industrial zone or
> is a commercial space okay? 3) What is meant by noise limits on the space
> ratings doc?  That's all I can think of for now.
>
> Also, has anyone read this Make
> article<http://makezine.com/2013/06/04/making-makerspaces-creating-a-business-model/>
> about
> Makerspaces as a business model?  Really solid, solid info.
>
> Let me know what I can do to help.  Definitely down to scope out a few
> places.
>
> Marie
>
>
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:24 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> 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 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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