[EMS Discuss] Help us find a new home!
Sat Aug 31 08:44:43 PDT 2013
here are some answers as I personally see them:
Marie Slatton-Valle wrote:
> 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?
Yes we did have a six month lease on our current space, and our current
draft proposal for a new space involves a 12 month lease.
> 2) Does EMS need to be in an industrial zone or
> is a commercial space okay?
Commercial is slightly preferable because it usually implies a store
front with display windows and a bit more foot traffic. However, the
trade-off is that the cost per square foot is higher, and often more
than we can afford.
> 3) What is meant by noise limits on the space
> ratings doc?
Well we have noisy shop tools like grinders and say, a book store or
quiet office park might not like that. ;-)
> That's all I can think of for now.
Thanks for your help! It would be cool if a few of us could form an
informal group that looked at properties together. I'm interested in
scheduling a visit to the danebo place next week. Are you interested?
> Also, has anyone read this Make
> Makerspaces as a business model? Really solid, solid info.
Right... I should read that. :-)
> Let me know what I can do to help. Definitely down to scope out a few
So if you're looking for a sewing place would you be interested in
sharing with EMS?? :-)
On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:24 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> 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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