Talk:We need a place

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West Huntsville Elementary School


  • More space than we currently have.
  • We would get access to large communal spaces such as the space the library occupies, the kitchen (just open space, no kitchen equipment available), and the theatre.
  • The space is more accessible (no stairs to a lofted area).
  • The space has heating and cooling options that we can turn on\off at our discretion.
  • Separate building for power tool work.
  • Internet will be shared with the entire building (likely will make it cheaper) <EnabrinTain: does this mean we lose/gain IP addresses?>
  • utility reduction, as we will no longer be paying for sewage and water ($50)
  • we wont maintain lawn


  • The seperate building needs to have a garage door installed. This may be a cost the membership will incur. No time frame established on when we can begin demolition \ installation (probably immediately, but need to ask).
  • Internet will be shared with entire building (less control over infrastructure, unless we're the ones put in charge of infrastructure, which may be likely).
    • We would probably share the same open wifi, and then have our own private network. We have the equipment to do this. --Jimshoe (talk) 08:51, 11 April 2013 (CDT)
  • Late night outdoor security concerns (proposed solution?).
    • I driving around there at 2am the other night. It didn't seem unsafe. There was no one out and all was quite.I driving around there at 2am the other night. It didn't seem unsafe. There was no one out and all was quite. --Jimshoe (talk) 08:51, 11 April 2013 (CDT)
  • With the ability to turn on air and heat comes opportunity for higher maintenance costs.
    • This could be offset by the parasitic leaching we would benefit from sharing space with other heated and cooled spaces.
    • Large windows may be less insulated.
  • Any beverage imbibing limitations we should know about?
    • no this is not something to worry about. it will be the same as it is now.
    • No, as our landlord is the owner. This isn't a functioning school. --Jimshoe (talk) 08:51, 11 April 2013 (CDT)
    • According to the zoning, there's no problem. It's zoned Residential Office 2 (RO2). --strages (talk) 09:56, 11 April 2013 (CDT)


I'm all for a coffeeshop type deal, if even just for a place to hangout, think QuestionableContent style. Also, other ideas include a colo place and rent out bandwidth/serverspace. --Brimstone 10:46, 28 March 2007 (CDT)

The coffee shop idea is good, but Rube Goldberg machines tend to have to be manually reset after every run; and, due to their complexity, often fail to work properly. --Tanstaafl 19:23, 28 March 2007 (CDT)

What about instead of a Rube Goldberg machine, we create a crazy coffee brewer. One that you can visually see the coffee being made. Maybe it flows through crazy tubes. Things like that. Then it's something unique enough to get people to come, but also more reliable. --Jim Shoe 11:17, 9 April 2007 (CDT)

How about an 8-bit coffee-computer? Calculations performed with the coffee-registers result in a binary blend of caffinated deliciousness. --Nykodemus 17:56, 10 April 2007 (CDT)

Note from MrFranceIsBacon on 203 Brown Street vs 5 Points Workshop. Shop areas per property records are 2300 and 2800 respectively (compared to currently listed size on wiki of 2000 and 3500 respectively). This would change the size ratio of 5 Points Workshop/203 Brown Street to 1.21 down from 1.75. However, for a conservative estimate on operating costs, 1.75 will be used as the size ratio. --Spacefelix 16:14, 8 April 2011 (CDT)