The first good news is that we reached our goal of 20 committed members! Woo! Thank you to everyone who stepped up.
The bad news is we have run into some zoning issues. Someone reached out to us after we were well underway with this campaign to let us know we might run into some potential zoning problems with this location. We put a call into the planning office to see in advance if we could work with it. Unfortunately their answer is that the Makerspace would be in violation of the residential zoning in place. We only got this news today. Better to hear this now than find out in a couple months and be forced to vacate after a complaint.
The final good news: While we were hoping that the Allan St space would work out after all we got to work on some contingency plans. We are already investigating some similar spaces and have meetings with landlords lined up this week. We will update you in the next few days when we have solid info.
Thanks for your patience,
Board of Directors, Halifax Makerspace
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