Location Candidates

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This page lists the current candidates for our physical locations as well as some of their Pros and Cons

9224 Oak Ridge Highway, Solway [1]

Amenities:

  • one bathroom
  • fenced in lot
  • one overhead door, drive in possible

Pros:

  • open floor space
  • concrete floors
  • all conditioned space

Cons:

  • limited parking
  • longer term lease

152 Midway Lane, Oak Ridge [2]

  • Rent: $1,250/mo NNN?
  • Area: 2,500 sf

Amenities:

  • approximately 1250 sf of conditioned office space, which could be used for electronics.
  • approximately 1250 sf of conditioned open space for storage/light manufacturing
  • two large doors into open space, drive in possible

Pros:

  • Open space can be used for machine tools/welding/etc
  • office type space can be used for lounge/electronics area, to keep it separate and clean

Cons:

  • A little pricey for our budget

139 Midway Lane, Oak Ridge [3]

  • Rent: $925/mo, NNN
  • Area: 3,200 sf

Amenities:

  • Some office space
  • Large open space, heated-only
  • 12' door
  • lockable tool crib

Pros:

  • More space, cheaper rent per sf
  • Very little curb appeal. Ugly building=Less rent.


Cons:

  • open space not cooled

1600 Downtown West, Knoxville [4]

Not a good option. Too expensive, location not central to membership

Amenities:

  • one bathroom
  • one overhead door, drive in possible

Pros:

  • Separate Meeting and Making space
  • Lots of parking

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Too much space wasted on offices

259 Midway Lane, Oak Ridge

Owner turned down our application on the basis of too many people having access at odd hours.

  • Contact Number: 482-2786
  • Rent: $675/mo
  • Area: 1,500 sf

Amenities:

  • Approximately 10'x12' of office space
  • One large door into open space, drive in possible
  • Security doors at each end

Pros:

  • Good price and location

Cons:

  • Owner has another candidate for the space with a prior claim, but hasn't heard from them yet

Doug, Andy, Zach, Selena and Sam got a showing appointment on Wed 4/4 at 4:00 PM

227 Midway Lane, Oak Ridge

Not a good option. Landlord unwilling to allow access to all Members (expected only 2 or 3 people to have keys)

Amenities:

  • Loading Door
  • Private Entrance

Pros:

  • Great price
  • Great location

Cons:

  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared entrance
  • Old building
  • Landlord unwilling to allow access to all Members (expected only 2 or 3 people to have keys)

Doug and Sam got a chance to see the space Mon 4/2.

214 Suite 1 Brisbane, Oak Ridge

Not a good option. Too expensive, landlord unwilling to compromise on price

Amenities:

  • Approximately 30'x60' with 14'x20' office space
  • Two large 12'x12' doors into open space, drive in possible
  • Shower in bathroom

Pros:

  • Newer
  • Very close to Oak Ridge Home Depot
  • Friendly neighbor, after getting a chance to chat with him and explain what we were doing he even offered to come over and do a presentation on sign imprinting

Cons:

  • Pricey

Doug and Sam got a chance to see the space Tue 4/3.

1010 Commerce Park, Oak Ridge

We have another possible winner! Waiting for paperwork, additional info on internet access and possibility of having a single RFID card access exterior door and the workspace. (Currently need RFID card for external access then key for workspace.)

Media:

Specifics:

  • Contact Name: Tammy Knight
  • Contact Number: 220-1708
  • Rent: $675/mo (down from $780/month)
  • Area: 1,040 sf

Amenities:

  • Will issue RFID cards for access (no cost to us, no issue with number of members)
  • Natural light in workspace
  • One big open room
  • Janitorial service (Restrooms shared with rest of building, but nice professional style.)
  • Includes security system

Pros:

  • Good location
  • Rent month to month. No long term lease. Other larger spaces in same building available when we get enough membership to grow.
  • Owned by City of Oak Ridge and managed by Tech 20/20 so willing to work with us on costs
  • Great contacts. Building next door is where the Tennessee Inventor's Association meets. During our visit the Tech 20/20 staff gave us really great information on the ORNL and Y-12 surplus auctions as well as the publicly available Titanium 3D Printer at ORNL.
  • Tech 20/20 CEO and staff excited at possibility of having us on site. Were considering starting something similar themselves.

Cons:

  • Smaller overall size
  • Known issues with internet access. May require more expensive $100/month option.

Doug and Sam had a showing appointment on Tue 4/17 at 3:30 PM.

119 Roberstville Road, Oak Ridge

Not a good option. Too expensive, landlord unwilling to compromise on price. Would need far too much work to be useable.

  • Contact Name: Steve Harin
  • Contact Number: 385-1733
  • Rent: $700/mo
  • Area: 1,600 sf (maybe half useable)

Amenities:

  • Ancient but working air compressor and vacuum systems included
  • Stand alone building
  • Used to be a laundry

Pros:

Cons:

  • Only about half floor space useable, other half is catwalk flooring spread over far more area than it is rated for.
  • Not immediately available and currently filled with junk.
  • Way, way, way over priced for the quality of the space. Easily would spend the first several months working on it to make it even close to useable. First time a building inspector came through likely to be condemned.
  • Owner not willing to come down on price. Wanted to trade leaving us to clean out the space for first month rent.

Sam and Doug had showing appointment on Tue 4/17 at 5:00 PM