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You are standing next to the moving truck that helped Noisebridge move from 2169 Mission Street to 272 Capp Street on the same block.

EXITS: 272, Gate, Street, Neighborhood

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Noisebridge recently moved to 272 Capp St from our old location at 2169 Mission St.!

Commemorative Attire

Did you help with Noisebridge's epic move through the looking glass from 2169 to 272? Get official Noisebridge Move attire from our Threadless shop.

The NB Move logo immortalizes the roof to roof, window to window, back alley and around the block move.

Move Coordination

Go to Moving page for planning for the upcoming move to go here.

Noisebridge Discuss Moving Forum

Premove Discussion

Welcome to 2020 Noisebridge is still looking for new space, current location discussion here:

Noisebridge is growing, and we need a bigger space! We plan to leave our current location by August 2019. It's all very exciting, but we need your support to pull it off! Join Noisebridge in building the largest non profit hacker community in San Francisco. Our biggest needs are recurring donations and volunteer hours for fundraising help. You can donate on, and visit the space at 2169 Mission Street.

This is a set of pages meant to facilitate the discussion on moving Noisebridge to a new physical location. We should use this space to capture consensus as it occurs, and to draw all our planning tools together.


Current Fundraising Progress

Updated August 10, 2018.

With our 50% raise in rent starting this month, our total expenses come to about $10,000 per month. Our total income was $12,000 in April, $14,000 in June, and $10,000 in July. Based on our research on new spaces, we predict that if we move to a bigger space, we will need $20,000 in recurring donations. In parallel with increasing our monthly donations, we are also building our fundraising team to raise funds for a down payment.

Upcoming Appointments and Events

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The story so far, and how you can help

Coordinate with people in the space to help us with some of our fundraising tasks:

You can read Noisebridge New Space Onboarding, which contains vital details for members of the community who want to put in work towards helping us find a new space.

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday 6-March-2018, 7pm

Next meeting Agenda:

See for notes and agenda

New Space 2017 Meeting Notes


If you would like to read the current version of the "Noisebridge Story" we have assembled for the Noisebridge Space Program please look at the locations below:


Here is a list of our current fundraising sub-projects. If you would like to participate in any of them please come to the Noisebridge Space Program meeting, or contact the leads for the specific sub-project.

  • Pineapple Fund
    • Patrick, Beka, Gavin
    • A BTC fund worth $millions someone is giving away to non-profit groups
  • San Francisco Community Land Trust
    • Mitch
    • A non-profit that buys properties for SF coop housing and non-profit groups
  • San Francisco Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative
    • Contact: none yet
    • The Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative helps San Francisco’s nonprofits secure new, nonprofit-owned space and creates solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases.

Fundraising Copy

New Location

Location Requirements

Some people refer to a space that meets these requirements as a unicorn space.

Primary Bonus
  • Within San Francisco
  • Walkable from BART
  • safe enough for walking at all hours
  • At least 5,500 sq. ft.
  • Elevator access or ground floor
  • Zoned to allow a Community Facility
  • at least 100A power supply
  • Meets all accessibility requirements (this needs further clarification)
  • Neighbors who are not concerned about noise
  • Natural Light
  • Good Ventilation
  • Chill landlord, if leasing
  • Not too nice, easily to modify the interior spaces.

Potential Locations We are keeping track of locations that have come up in our searching here:

Here is the summary of the notable locations we have visited, specific details are on the Potential Locations spreadsheet:

If you have a building/space you would like to donate or know of a location that you think would work for Noisebridge. Please list it below and/or notify or come to a Noisebridge Space Program meeting.

Examples of buildings we would be interested in buying

As we apply for grants, we need a specific idea of what kind of building we would buy with grant money. These buildings were sold in the last year (and prices are going up), but they are great examples of the type of building that we would buy -- accessible via Bart, suitable for our light industrial use, between 4 and 8 Million dollars, over 10,000 square feet.

1154-1158 Howard Street

San Francisco, CA 94103 San Francisco County

Sale Date: 10/26/2018 (324 days on mkt)

Sale Price: $4,829,000 - Confirmed

Price/SF: $366.53

Bldg Type: Class B Flex

Year Built/Age: Built 1924 Age: 94

RBA: 13,175 SF

Land Area: 0.10 AC (4,356 SF)

Zoning: SLR

Sale Conditions: High Vacancy Property, Redevelopment Project

Parcel No: 3727-022

Financing: Down payment of $1,280,000 (26.5%)

1330 Howard St

San Francisco, CA 94103 San Francisco County

Sale Date: 07/12/2018

Sale Price: $6,025,000 - Confirmed

Price/SF: $462.50

Bldg Type: Class C Flex

Year Built/Age: Built 1924 Age: 94

RBA: 13,027 SF

Land Area: 0.18 AC (7,841 SF)

Zoning: SLR

Parcel No: 3509-009

Financing: Down payment of $6,025,000 (100.0%)

More details

Current Location Status

Our lease ends on August 31st, 2018 at 17:00. We are open to negotiating with the Landlord but the Landlord is not interested at the moment.

Noisebridge is currently approximately 5,550 sq. ft.

Our current rent is: $4,356/month ~ $0.79/sq. ft. /month

Possible Partners

  • The Lab
  • former TechShop members

Overall Project management

Important updates and information are being added to this wiki page. For a more active list of what is going on please see this trello board:

Frequently Asked Questions, not addressed above

Example Letter of Intent (LOI)

Letter of Intent from The Founders Guide to Hacking Office Space

2009 Move page


Other Spaces' Moving Experiences