Facilities/414 Stevens Ave

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Mailing Address

PO Box: 2234
Post Office location:

Landlord Responsibilities

  • Plumbing repair
  • Electrical wiring repair
  • Structural repair

Shop Areas

Dimensions - First Floor

Location Floor Size
Lobby 6'9" x 20'
Large Office 15'6" x 13'
Kitchen 10'8" x 13'3"
Kitchen Hallway NA
Kitchen Closet 6'9" x NA
Bathrooms NA
Main Garage Area 53'4" x 24'
Half-Completed Room Under Loft 11'x15'
Space Under Loft 14' wide and ends at South wall of Half-Completed Room Under Loft.
East Lawn ~35'x30'
North Lawn ~30'x75'

Dimensions - Loft

L-shaped section that sits atop office areas and runs along West and North walls of building.

Location Floor Size
West Run Above Warehouse 14' wide
North Run Above Offices 15'6" wide


Organization of Areas

MakersLocal256 MarkIII Labled.jpg Total Area of 4012 sqft, building is 70'x38'.

Insurance Info

Cooling & Heating

The following is cooled and heated by an (assumed) 18,000 BTU window A/C unit running off of 220V (predicted to be able to cool/heat 750-1000 sqft):

  • Large Office - A/C unit stationed here.

The following areas are cooled/heated by proxy to the above room:

  • Lobby With Front Door
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Closet
  • Kitchen Hallway
  • 2 Bathrooms

All other indoor areas are uncooled/unheated, they are ventilated by a 700 Watt wall vent fan.

Notes: Shop Heating & Cooling


Per landlord, the following areas have walls insulated to R-19 (needs verification):

  • Large Office - Two tall single-glazed slit windows (~4'x1'), one facing East and the other facing North. One single-glazed observation window (~3'x5') facing to Main Garage Area. Wall aperture (~1.5'x2') for A/C unit facing East.
  • Lobby With Front Door - One tall single-glazed slit window (~4'x1') facing North, one outside entrance (~7'x4') facing North, weatherstripped.
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Closet
  • Kitchen Hallway
  • 2 Bathrooms

All other indoor areas uninsulated. Recommend weatherization of door between Kitchen Hallway and Main Garage Area for insulation and soundproofing. Will prevent heat transfer between conditioned and unconditioned areas.


ADT Alarm System


Access Control


  • Fire Mitigations - ?
  • Disaster Preparedness - ?
  • Radon
    • As of 5/3/11, from discussion with the board, Facilities Director and concerned parties, the following course of action is recommended:
      1. Purchase a radon test kit and perform a self-test. A test is cheap; up to $15 for a test kit and 3 days to 12 months of testing (per here).
      2. Ask for a radon clause on the next lease term for our safety and coverage (none on current lease term). We had one for the 203 Brown St lease stating the building tested as radon safe. A similar one is recommended that would state landlord responsibility for testing and, if needed, mitigations.
      3. Take action as needed based on the radon test results.
    • The basis of the action is that radon, as a radioactive gas, poses a long-term health risk and that Madison County has a high potential of having dangerous levels of radon (more information from here). To detail, per Madison County Radon Test Results; in the zip code for 414 Stevens Ave 35801, 2225 homes have tested with an average radon level of 6.05 picoCuries of radiation per litre of air (pCi/l). Above 4 pCi/l is the recommended action level by EPA and AL Department of Health. 35.78% of the homes tested are over this limit. Note that building construction affects radon levels. Therefore, a radon test is needed to accurately confirm elevated levels of radon.
    • Notes: Details on Madison County radon levels and testing and mitigation resources here.
  • General Hazard Mitigations - ?

Chemical & Material



See New Member Shop Walkthrough.

Maintenance & Sanitation

See Facilities_Director#Duties





Operating Costs

  • Predicted $1110 avg/mo
  • Observed: Pending