[EMS Discuss] Whiteaker Shop Space for new Maker Space
Fri Oct 4 10:05:17 PDT 2013
LOVE the Symantec bathroom reference.. Well done!
Grants and sponsorship is a great idea, I have tried in the past and our
501c3 sponsor does slow things down in the area but does not make it
Hop Valley in Springfield is a good friend of us Symantec folks (we call it
building C as we have a building A and B)... and this proposed location is
just around the corner so don't forget to add them to the list of people to
hit up. I know one of the owners a little (Jonas) so when ready I would be
happy to him up...
I love the excitement and enthusiasm for a new location. Let's keep it up.
On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 9:06 AM, Austin McKimmey <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> We could get large funds moving fast by promoting the space well, & that
> we are moving to a new location. And offering a discounted membership, new
> and old members. Like $250 for the first year if you pay in full right
> then. Instead of $300. That would give us cash flow to through at the new
> place repairs. And hope that by the time that $50 we lost in membership
> fees matters we have more members, because we have a larger more usable
> We need a larger space to attract new members, but we need new members to
> fund the new space.
> Wood stove aside, gas, electric, or whatever we need is still an option.
> EMS ponchos would be great.
> I just see a lot of potential in this space that we could really take
> advantage of.
> We also need to consider harder on grants and sponsorships. We could have
> the "Herman Miller" Conference Room. The "Ninkasi" Lounge Loft. "Jerry's
> Home Improvement" Wood Shop. "Aprovecho" Wood Stove. "Symantec" Bathroom
> "Arcimoto" Garage Door.
> These are all things that are possible. We just have to figure out the
> plan then ask. It might work.
> I also think the idea of having to run new electricity kind of fun. I have
> never done it, but with guidance I could. That is if we are allowed to do
> that kind of stuff. We could actually make a space that doesn't use power
> strip into power strip for electricity. We can plan to have more then 1
> 220v outlet. Like for Ricks Vacuum Table, our brand new Saw Stop table saw,
> wielding booth, And band new industrial laser cutter.
> These might be dreams now but I think it can happen.
> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 11:11 PM, <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Funky and damp as it is, it is the best overall location so far and is a
>> good size. (I don't think the sizable
>> upstairs office is even counted in the 2500.)
>> I would caution against counting on wood heat, however. Even if the
>> landlord and his/her insurance company are
>> amenable, the cost to acquire and install a stove big enough to make a
>> difference in that large a space may be
>> sizable. (As far as I know, new legal installations of wood stoves are
>> required to be of the modern catalytic style.)
>> Also, I think Tom noted that the nearby wood scraps were mostly plywood,
>> which should not be burnt. Plus, there will
>> be some days when wood heat will not be allowed due to air quality, but
>> probably not too many.
>> > $100 split between 25 members is a small price to pay for twice the
>> space and a better location. The repairs and
>> > improvements that we make will be one time costs that can occur when we
>> have the means to pay for them. Regardless of
>> > where we move, I think it's time to put our money where our mouthes
>> are... Monies where our mouth is?
>> > Regards,
>> > Weston
>> >> On Oct 3, 2013, at 9:03 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> >> I also really like the Whiteaker space, based on the notes and what
>> I've seen of the photos. There's a problem
>> >> though. That space costs $1125 per month + utilities, internet, +
>> whatever it will cost to route/fix electrical and
>> >> build a wood stove, etc. We currently only have 21 paying members.
>> That's only $525 per month to pay for all of
>> >> that stuff. Of course, we've had several members pledge to pay extra
>> for a while if we move to a new space. With
>> >> those pledges in mind, we still are around $100 short of having enough
>> money to only cover the rent/bills. That
>> >> doesn't include and extra funds we would need to do repairs, run
>> electrical, etc. We still need more pledges or
>> >> more regular income. Either that or we need to get the price down on
>> the space.
>> >> That being said, it's actually one of the less expensive places we've
>> looked at and actually had people like. I'm
>> >> not trying to rain on everyone's parade. If we like these spaces, we
>> should go for it. We just need to be aware
>> >> that we need more funding in order to actually sign any lease
>> >>> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 6:19 AM, Cord Slatton <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> >>> I agree with Weston and Austin.
>> >>>> On Oct 3, 2013 12:18 AM, "Weston Turner" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> >>>> I am publicly casting my vote for the Whiteaker shop space to be our
>> new Maker Space location. I also request that
>> >>>> we put the top spaces to a vote (even if just an informal straw
>> >>>> The whit shop has a chimney for a wood stove, and rumor has it that
>> there is a wood shop next door with a dumpster
>> >>>> full of scrap wood. If we get a stove, that basically means we get
>> free heat during the winter. That would save us
>> >>>> a lot in utility costs. Plus, and most importantly, the space is
>> really cool. And it's in the whit, regardless of
>> >>>> whether we have a storefront presence, I think we will get more
>> members and attention in that area. Who knows
>> >>>> maybe we could even get sponsored by Ninkasi (the Eugene brewery who
>> sponsors the Portland hacker space).
>> >>>> Regards,
>> >>>> Weston
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