[EMS Discuss] Help us find a new home!

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Sep 5 14:04:58 PDT 2013


I am interested in looking at the spaces but like Sam I can't really make
it unless it's after 5:00PM or on the weekends.  Don't hold anything up on
my account, but if you can ever get a viewing during those times I'm happy
to come check things out.


On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 1:33 PM, Mr. Clif <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Ok Meet me at 175 S. Danebo (Scientific Insterments) at 2:00 PM. :-)
>
>     Clif
>
> James Hukill wrote:
>
>> 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>
>>> <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-****>
>>>>>>>> <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/**<http://makezine.com/2013/06/04/**>
>>>>>>>> making-makerspaces-creating-a-****business-model/<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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