Current Consensus Items

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This is a page for hosting consensus items currently under debate, with their formal wording.

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The Consensus Items History is the public record of consensus items that have been decided on in the past. Please move the records from the "Current" page to the "History" page once they've been approved/blocked.

Date First Discussed Proposed By Informal Title Summary Author of this Record
6/04/19 Tyler Maran Move to Guerrero St. Proposal for NoiseBridge to Move to 668 Guerrero St. before 8/31/2019.

NoiseBridge has the opportunity to move to 668 Guerrero St. at the termination of our Lease at 2169 Mission St.

 Video tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7KKSp1VG-g
 Proposed lease terms: https://discuss.noisebridge.info/uploads/default/original/1X/3623c544753c732993b53a4104bc15a0f28e73d7.pdf

Benefits: - 7,500 sqft (~50% increase from 5,200sqft at current)

- Ground floor entrance with garage door. ADA accessible. Concrete floors.

- NoiseBridge would rent the entire building. No upstairs/downstairs neighbors.

- Option to purchase (at $4.0mln) for the duration of the lease term (locked in purchase prices are a good deal).

- 2.5 blocks from current NoiseBridge location. No disruption in Mission community. Still easy access to BART.

- More accessible street (Guerrero is much less sketchy than Mission)

- Early move-in clause gives us effectively 2 months of free rent for 2019 (access starts from lease signing - lease starts 8/01/19)

Costs:

- $10,000/mo for year 1. $1.0k rent step-ups per year (up to $13.0k). This is a really good rate ($1.33/sqft/mo) but a $3.5k increase from our current location.


I am raising Guerrero to consensus because I believe it would be the best step forward for NoiseBridge. Beyond the benefits raised by a bigger location, this is an opportunity to draw in a larger community and reinvigorate existing members. A new location gives NoiseBridge a totally blank slate to reinvent however the community sees fit, and NoiseBridger's will rise to that occasion. Also with the defined option to purchase the building, it gives us a fundraising goal, and the chance to permanently ward off displacement.

Please discuss and voice your opinion if we should move forward with the space to reach a consensus.

Tyler Maran