Caution: Construction Ahead!

DATE:  September 7, 2011     CATEGORIES:  Infrastructure

While we remain closed to the public, we are actively working towards opening our doors as quickly as possible. We want to get you through the door and working on your projects! We have our signed and stamped architectural plans, are working on our building permit as fast as we can, and hope to be ready for action soon. So that you have a sense of where things stand, here is a short update and tour through the work going on at 10 Tyler Street.

Our welding cell ventilation just went in! These back walls should exchange the air in our welding cells once every… oh… twenty seconds.

Electrical buildout is underway, and should be fully completed in 2-3 weeks. Our shop electrical (which was first on the list) is done for now and live, but the electrical running out to our renters is still in progress.

All Asylum equipment and material has been moved from Joy Street and Windsor Street into the new space, and we are now running our administrative operations out of the building. A huge amount of work went into making that happen, and we thank everyone who volunteered their time and effort!

Our 25,000 square foot floor plan is complete, and man… it manages to look crowded. In the image above, the blue numbers stand for 50 square foot rental studios, red for 100 square feet, yellow for 200 square feet, and green for 250 square feet. As of this writing, all of them are spoken for, but if you’re interested you should sign up for our waiting list! If we have enough people on our waiting list, we’ll be pursuing renting additional parts of the building to add rental capacity.

We’ll be starting regular work nights every Tuesday night at Tyler Street to do the building, cleaning, and moving necessary to get the space ready to open. If you’d like to help out, please join our volunteer email list by following this link. Our official ribbon-cutting opening event is scheduled for October 15, from 1-4pm in the afternoon. Mark your calendars! November classes and memberships will be going on sale at that event. Finally, we’re going to try and offer some limited number of classes in the space in October, so stay tuned for the full listing soon