[EMS Discuss] Help us find a new home!

Marie Slatton-Valle EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Sep 5 12:20:59 PDT 2013


I don't have time today.  Generally, Mon-Thurs between 10a and 4pm works
for me.

Marie



On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 11:46 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> I am in.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Sep 5, 2013, at 11:42 AM, "Mr. Clif" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>
> > Hi Marie, and gang,
> >
> > We can view the 175 S. Danebo space anytime today before 4:00 PM. I'm
> checking on some others as well. What time works for you guys?
> >
> > I'm also wondering if I should just be contacting the people interested
> in the space search off list. I'm thinking those folks might be Marie, Sam,
> Craig, James, and Bob. Though that is just wishful thinking, Marie is the
> only one so far who really said she was into it.
> >
> > What do you guys think?
> >
> >    Clif
> >
> >
> > Marie Slatton-Valle wrote:
> >> Thanks for answering those questions Cliff.  Count me in for the next
> and
> >> future building visits or related meetings.
> >>
> >> As far as shared spaces I know our group is open to sharing space.  I
> think
> >> Makerspace would be a good mix as there is a lot of overlap with the
> noise
> >> factor (industrial sewing machines) and other space requirements; not to
> >> mention the current trends in fashion design with 3-D printing and
> >> etextiles.  I will bring it up at our next meeting this Friday.
> >>
> >> Marie
> >>
> >>
> >> On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 8:44 AM, Mr. Clif<EMAIL HIDDEN>  wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi Marie,
> >>>
> >>> 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
> >>>> article<http://makezine.com/**2013/06/04/making-makerspaces-**
> >>>> creating-a-business-model/<
> http://makezine.com/2013/06/04/making-makerspaces-creating-a-business-model/
> >
> >>>> about
> >>>> 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
> >>>> places.
> >>> So if you're looking for a sewing place would you be interested in
> sharing
> >>> with EMS?? :-)
> >>>
> >>>> Marie
> >>>     Clif
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> 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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