Moving committee: Steve S, Jeff C, Darren B, Mark C, James P, Sean A, Jeffrey W, Carl K, Cate G, Lenore L, Geoffrey T, Joe D, Mike B, Pete S, Shaw T
| Contact existing tenants in Lakewood and see if they can give us
approximate utility cost|Jeffrey W|}
These are the things we must have in a space.
These are nice to haves, in no particular order. Note that as various members likely want opposing things, given items may very well contradict each other. That's good! It means we can start talking about what makes the most people happiest.
UDI Resource Center - 800 N Mangum St
Ample Storage Center - 715 East Geer St
Quote from Craigslist Ad: http://raleigh.craigslist.org/off/4609324793.html "We currently have one 2200 Sqft office/warehouse space available at our Trinity Ave warehouse plaza. This unit has a lobby and bathroom in the front with a roll up door workshop in the back. This unit can be modified to fit almost any type of business.
This location is perfect for an expanding landscaping business, contractors or any company looking for a large warehouse with a small lobby/office space."
Rosetta Dr is a large warehouse space. The space is shared with a metal artist, but his space is divided off from the space we would be using. The majority of the space is underground, there is a window at the front of the space alongside the entrance.
There is no division within the space--there was some indication the landlord would be willing to do modifications/renovations, with attendant increases in cost.
Broadway is one industrial bay and a small office area. It is shared with another business who may be moving out, at which point we could occupy the entire space. We would need to buildout in order to have an air conditioned space suitable for our needs. Whether modifications are possible isn't yet known--we need to meet up with the landlord.
W Corporation is a divided warehouse. It has two rooms, both large, both industrial. One has a garage door as an entryway. Heating in one room is provided by a wood burning stove; the other has a heater. There is no airconditioning, but it may be possible to install ductless airconditioning in the smaller room with the garage door. It includes a large fenced lot and has a covered outdoor space.
It needs modifications to suit our needs (in particular the bathroom) but the landlord is amenable to us doing it ourselves; the bathroom however requires a contractor, as plumbing/electric is involved in any sort of redesign.
It also has a problem with water; the previous tenant reports that there are leaks down most walls, and we saw standing water in one of the two rooms on the last visit.
The Snow Building is our current space. If we stay, the property manager has offered to give us the current conference room, control of the back stairs, and add venting to the either our current space or the conference room. Rent will increase. They will also replace the carpet if we continue to have complaints about odor.
Lakewood Shopping Center (co-location with Scrap Exchange)
Not a lot of information about what our space would be. The building is under contract with the Scrap Exchange. Once the due-diligence period is over the Scrape Exchange will be in a position to talk to us about what our space requirements would be. This will occur on October 28, 2013. At the site visit the Durham Bike Co-op was in attendance as they are being priced out of their location on Washington Street and are also interested in co-locating. The building is being sold for around $850000 and $75000 is being held in escrow for site repairs/upgrades. The Scrap Exchange has additional funds which they will use for even further upgrades. Their current lease at Golden Belt extends until March 2014. This building was originally a one screen movie theater expanded to two screens sometime in the 90's. Duke surplus was at this location for a while in the 90's. It's also been the site of a church and concert venue. Duke spent a considerable amount of money on the building with upgraded heating, ac and networking.