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| More space than we currently have.  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)
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| 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).  Late night outdoor security concerns (proposed solution?).  With the ability to turn on air and heat comes opportunity for higher maintenance costs.  
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Revision as of 15:46, 10 April 2013

We have a place! Makers Local 256 opened its first not-in-someone's-apartment place in April of 2008. An archive of the places we looked at and the things we brainstormed can be found at We need a place 2008. ) Our place is currently 1000sqft, and while it's worked so far, it's evident that a larger place would be ideal.


We need a place where we can go and work on these projects in an environment that stimulates creativity and motivation. The shop will provide a work area, resources, and knowledge to help people with their projects.

We Need (Are Planning) to Move

Here's a page for pre-move planning: We Need to Move

Scouting Options

Location Name Address Size Asking Price Operating Costs Advantages Disadvantages Status POC
Old West Elementary School ~5000 sqft $875 / mo $TBD / mo, he will use individual meters. Please see Talk:We_need_a_place#West_Elementary_School Please see Talk:We_need_a_place#West_Elementary_School N/A. Mog
Old Location 203 Brown St 2000 sqft $1000 / mo $270 / mo Already Established. Bay Door. Proximity to downtown makes it easy to find. Close to Police station and Fire Station. No A/C N/A Chair
5 Points Workshop - NEW SHOP 414 Stevens Ave, Huntsville, AL 35801 (Yellowish Warehouse on the corner of Schiffmann and Stevens) Shop including the loft is 4012 sqft (costing $850/mo). 1st Floor is 2660 sqft, Loft is 1352 sqft. $850.00 / mo $270 / mo (See Financial Analysis for details.) There is A/C and heat in the office. There is a small kitchen area. 2 bathrooms. There is also a sink in the loft. One of the bathrooms has a shower. There is no A/C/ heating unit nor insulation in the actual warehouse area. The driveway needs repaving and the loft needs repair. Designated as new shop since vote to move passed unanimously on 4/19/11. Field Trip Notes: Field_Trips/5_Points_Workshop Chair
"Four Garages" 485 Dan Tibbs Road 4000 sqft $1000 / mo (w/ 3 year contract) (Need to Ask POC) Air Conditioning, Multiple Compartments, 4000 sqft Location not as central. Have called Jeremy for a tour, waiting to hear back from him now. --Omegix 14:18, 20 July 2010 (CDT) Jeremy Pope, CCIM, SIOR

Graham & Company, LLC 200 Westside Square Suite 800 Huntsville, AL 35801 TEL 256.382.9010 | FAX 256.382.9011

Lincoln Mill 1300 Meridian St

Huntsville, AL 35801

1400sqft + access to basement for storage, expansion into the Life Cycles area, access to Conference Room, and two air conditioned social areas. $1200 / mo $0 (utilities included) Location is in a community building, sort of like Flying Monkey. Community includes a future coffee shop, brewery, restaurant, life-cycles. Includes air conditioning. Space has a bay door. Space would need to be insulated prior to moving in. Labor needed, materials provided. Tour Aug 16th @ 5:30: Field Trips/Lincoln Mill

Wayne Sisco wayne@ecospace.biz 770-318-8365 www.lincoln-mills.com

Andrew Rogers 256-508-7610

"Fudgey Nut Warehouse complex" Bob Wallace and Mirabeau $1100 / mo Large warehouse area. Bay Door. A/C Office area. No A/C in warehouse area. Waiting for more details from Anthony TBD


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