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* verify utilities available (power, water, trash, restroom a plus, net access)
 
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* who are the neighbors? any problems with burglary or vandalism in the area?
 
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* do they care if we install outdoor antennas or dishes?
 
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The order of the listing presently does not indicate order of preference.
 
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* [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&ll=39.152561,-86.529522&spn=0.084929,0.12291&t=h&z=13&msid=111635535411788622867.00046942a54a3779560dc BHS Candidate #1]
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* Fountain Square - Central, basement offices are cheap (like $200/month, includes utils), proximity to other things like Game Preserve, resturants. Smithville has talked about wiring the building with ethernet jacks before.  Downtown may make it easier to get others involved.
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* Empty lot on North-East corner of 10th and Walnut for lease: 339-9128 / size: 87'x132'
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* BHS candidate #1 on google map
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* 339-4221
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They (Dirk) called me back on 6-10-09, possibly had a space that could hold 3 cars with electricity,
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restroom access, overhead garage door with high ceilings for about $600 a month. He was going to
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check with an associate to see if they had any smaller spaces with power for a cheaper price.
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[edit] Prospective Locations for the Bloomington Hackerspace

So lets collect some locations that may meet our potential needs. If possible post a google-maps reference. Also we can post info on commercial real-estate agents.

[edit] Basic Requirements:

  • Needs to be inside or close to Bloomington
    • being close to a bus line is a big benefit. I won't say its a requirement, but it will definitely attract more students who don't have their own transportation.
  • Cheap rent
  • further items as discussed

[edit] Other things to consider about location:

  • Probably want something industrial - lower rent and no noise restrictions
  • At least basic parking accommodations, hopefully enough for at least 5-10 cars, more is better
  • Garage entrance might be nice, but certainly not required (allows more ventilation, also car hacking)
  • A restroom may not be mandatory but should be considered
  • A place to put up Ham radio antennas and/or free-to-air dishes outdoors might be nice
  • A fixer-upper might also be in order, up for discussion based on locations found

[edit] Important things to inspect when checking out locations

  • verify the roof does not leak, look for freshly repaired ceilings/walls
  • verify utilities available (power, water, trash, restroom a plus, net access)
  • does it have 3-phase power available? Any other types of power? (2phase, current capacity)
  • also apparently industrial power areas can have higher power rates, need to verify with agent or power company
  • who are the neighbors? any problems with burglary or vandalism in the area?
  • do they care if we install outdoor antennas or dishes?

[edit] Potential Locations

The order of the listing presently does not indicate order of preference.

  • Fountain Square - Central, basement offices are cheap (like $200/month, includes utils), proximity to other things like Game Preserve, resturants. Smithville has talked about wiring the building with ethernet jacks before. Downtown may make it easier to get others involved.
  • Empty lot on North-East corner of 10th and Walnut for lease: 339-9128 / size: 87'x132'

[edit] Bloomington Mini-warehouses

* BHS candidate #1 on google map
* 339-4221
They (Dirk) called me back on 6-10-09, possibly had a space that could hold 3 cars with electricity, 
restroom access, overhead garage door with high ceilings for about $600 a month. He was going to 
check with an associate to see if they had any smaller spaces with power for a cheaper price.
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