[EMS Discuss] Help us find a new home!

James Hukill EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Sep 5 13:26:53 PDT 2013


I am on that side of town so I can be there pretty quick..
Just let me know, as long as I am home by 4pm (kids school, bla bla bla).

--James


On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:02 PM, Mr. Clif <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Ok what is a good time for you James? I will check and see if the correct
> person is around then.
>
> Thanks for checking in Marie, and Bob. I think that for the first pass we
> want to see them as fast as we can and if you are available that is great,
> or you can also pick a place to look at on your own time frame and invite
> others to go with you. For the second pass we should definitely schedule it
> a few days to a week in advance and try to get as many folks as possible to
> go.
>
> Also I just drove by this place which I think is next to the silk screen
> or embroidery ladies place:
>
> http://eugene.craigslist.org/**off/4006736624.html<http://eugene.craigslist.org/off/4006736624.html>
>
> It's upstairs so that might be a show stopper, not sure if the office
> space in the picture is part of that or not because that part seems to be
> downstairs.
>
>     Ciao!
>     Clif
>
>
> James Hukill 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-****<http://makezine.com/**2013/06/04/making-makerspaces-**>
>>>>>> creating-a-business-model/<htt**p://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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