[EMS Discuss] [EMS Board] 1010 Grant Space

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Fri Sep 6 15:02:55 PDT 2013


That space looks pretty intriguing.  IMHO, I wouldn't expect a ton of walk-in traffic there, but it's a lot of space
for the money.

> I drove by the 1010 Grant space today, and then remembered that Rick
> looked at it a while ago.
>
> Listing: http://eugene.craigslist.org/off/4033483508.html
> Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/79203042@N05/
>
> There were some homeless bicycle people sitting next to the sliding
> door, so I wounder what that means for walk in traffic. ;-)
>
> So this place is roughly the same cost per sqft but almost down town and
> next to a park. Do we want to revisit it (both literally and
> figuratively) or did we decide that it was not usable?
>
>      Clif
>
>
> Kevin King wrote:
>> It would be nice if it was not quite so residential. Late Night work on projects
>> might cause issues with neighbors.
>>
>> -Kevin
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> *From:* Rick Osgood<EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *To:* Kevin King<EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *Cc:* Bob Miller<EMAIL HIDDEN>; board<EMAIL HIDDEN>
>> *Sent:* Tue, June 4, 2013 3:51:08 PM
>> *Subject:* Re: [EMS Board] 1010 Grant Space
>>
>> Good question. It's aparently "chambers special zone". It sounds like it's zoned
>> for both residential and commercial/industrial but the wording is kind of tricky:
>>
>> Inline image 1
>>
>> You can look up the zoning in Eugene on this site:
>> http://ceapps.eugene-or.gov/PDDOnline/Maps/ZoningMap
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Kevin King<EMAIL HIDDEN
>> <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>>  wrote:
>>
>>      What type of zoning does this space have? That would determine how loud we
>>      could be.
>>
>>      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>      *From:* Rick Osgood<EMAIL HIDDEN<mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>>
>>      *To:* Bob Miller<EMAIL HIDDEN<mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>>
>>      *Cc:* board<EMAIL HIDDEN<mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>>
>>      *Sent:* Mon, June 3, 2013 8:52:35 PM
>>      *Subject:* Re: [EMS Board] 1010 Grant Space
>>
>>      I think the next step is to decide if there is any reason this space
>>      definitely won't work, or if the general feeling you all get is "no we can
>>      do better". If you think this might work, let's schedule another visit with
>>      the board and maybe other members too so everyone can check it out. We
>>      should at least try to get those people who volunteered extra money to come
>>      check it out with us. Then we can discuss it and decide.
>>
>>
>>      On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 7:41 PM, Bob Miller<EMAIL HIDDEN
>>      <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>>  wrote:
>>
>>          What's the next step? Figure out how we can pay for it? Or is that
>>          problem solved with our new core group?
>>
>>          Do we need to get a critical mass of members in there to look at it
>>          and decide whether it is the space for us?
>>
>>          I like what I see in the pictures, but you're right, they're not like
>>          being there.
>>
>>
>>          On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Rick Osgood<EMAIL HIDDEN
>>          <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>>  wrote:
>>           >  First of all, check out the photos I took here:
>>           >  http://www.flickr.com/photos/79203042@N05/
>>           >
>>           >  Sorry for the wall of text, but I want to try and get all the crucial
>>           >  information out about this space. I checked out the 1010 Grant space on
>>           >  Saturday morning. I think it's a possibility for EMS but there are a
>>          couple
>>           >  of things that make it less than ideal.
>>           >
>>           >  It's really hard to get a good idea of the layout of this place from the
>>           >  photos because there are so many rooms chained together.
>>           >
>>           >  This space was last used as a bicycle shop. It's been vacant for
>>          about 2-3
>>           >  weeks according to the owner.
>>           >
>>           >
>>           >
>>           >  Positive things:
>>           >
>>           >  Across the street from this building is a small park. Seems like it could
>>           >  be nice to have a park so close by for when we do events. It could be a
>>           >  good place to do paper rockets for example.
>>           >
>>           >  The space is organized into about 8 or 9 different rooms. I honestly
>>          liked
>>           >  the multiple rooms. It seemed like the rooms were big enough where we
>>          could
>>           >  separate things like wood working, metal working, welding,
>>          electronics, etc,
>>           >  to keep things organized and clean. We might also be able to make a
>>          sort of
>>           >  conference room or presentation room.
>>           >
>>           >  The biggest room is an L shape and has a big bay door. The door is about
>>           >  1-2 feet off the ground though, so we would need a ramp to wheel
>>          anything in
>>           >  and out. It is also blocked by sidewalk with a curb, so the ramp
>>          would have
>>           >  to go to the street.
>>           >
>>           >  The second biggest room is pretty open and has a kitchenette with a
>>          sink and
>>           >  some cabinets. It seemed to me like it could be a good room to put a big
>>           >  collection of tables and chairs for the communal work area.
>>           >
>>           >  The building seems to have a good electrical supply, and I noticed
>>          some 240V
>>           >  outlets here and there in various rooms.
>>           >
>>           >  The owner said she wouldn't mind us taking out some of the walls to
>>          make it
>>           >  more open as long as the wall isn't load-bearing.
>>           >
>>           >  There are two doors on the face of the building that go inside, to two
>>           >  different rooms. The owner said she wouldn't mind us subletting the
>>          smaller
>>           >  room to another tenant as long is she could approve them first. This
>>          could
>>           >  be a way for us to make an extra $500 or so per month at the cost of a
>>           >  smaller office sized space.
>>           >
>>           >  There is a nice big fluorescent lighting fixture on the face of the
>>           >  building. We could have an EMS sign made so our logo lights up nice and
>>           >  bright on the front of the building.
>>           >
>>           >  There are about 7-8 parking spaces in the lot and street parking around.
>>           >
>>           >  There is a small corner store just south of our place that might be
>>          nice to
>>           >  have within walking distance.
>>           >
>>           >  The building has heating but no cooling. The owner says it tends to stay
>>           >  cool in the summer though.
>>           >
>>           >
>>           >
>>           >  And now for the things I feel are negative.
>>           >
>>           >  There is a small apartment on top of this building. The owner says a
>>           >  Hispanic guy lives there and seems friendly. She said he works at
>>          Market of
>>           >  Choice really late, so his hours are late like ours are. She didn't think
>>           >  it would be a problem having him there with what we are doing, but we
>>          should
>>           >  think about that. One good thing about this is there is always
>>          somebody at
>>           >  the space so it may be less likely for us to get a break-in.
>>           >
>>           >  The rear of the building (west side) is only about 3-4 feet away from a
>>           >  residential house. The owner didn't know anything about those people but
>>           >  still didn't think it would be an issue for us.
>>           >
>>           >  There aren't many windows in this building. It seemed to me like only the
>>           >  front face of the building has windows. The rest of the rooms will need
>>           >  good lighting to be very usable to us as shop space.
>>           >
>>           >
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