[Noisebridge-discuss] Occupying Vacant Commercial Property

Garrett Mace garrettmace at gmail.com
Mon Mar 11 22:27:09 UTC 2013


Unless the point of this is to make a disruptive statement, why not contact the owners/managers and ask them? Take some photos of how crappy things have gotten, and offer your services as an unpaid caretaker. Make it clear exactly what you would be doing (as opposed to holding raves and setting it on fire), and be prepared to give them relevant contact information. You might make the property attractive enough that it sells, and they would allow you to do the same for another property.

This could all be wishful thinking, but it seems that actually working with the people in your community for mutual benefit is better than automatically assuming someone is evil because they own a building.


On Mar 11, 2013, at 3:13 PM, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen at gmail.com> wrote:

> There is an abundance of vacant commercial spaces, many of which are
> vandalized, decrepit. How can I take one over and occupy it? I want to
> teach a guitar class for 2h, 3x per week. There's a place in Isis st,
> at the 101, then there's 1565-1599 Mission St, an empty place on 12th
> x Folsom, and so many more!
> 
> I can clean a space up and do something good with it, including
> vandalism abatement, cleaning, growing plants (such as pomegranate
> seedlings and  succulents).  Everyone wins. HOw can I make that
> happen?
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