[Noisebridge-discuss] Occupying Vacant Commercial Property

Martin Bogomolni martinbogo at gmail.com
Tue Mar 12 01:05:43 UTC 2013

I agree with Garret Mace ...

First try to actually get the permission of the owner.  It's
surprising, but many sites that are under construction, or awaiting
permits, have owners that are friendly to uses that keep their
buildings or sites "alive" in the meantime.

It's one of the many reasons places like costume shops find homes for
a few weeks at a time.

It also helps to be polite, and be prepared to help set worries the
owner might have to rest about liability.   Don't expect that you'll
get everything for free, and be prepared to offer either money or some
equivalent value to the owner in exchange.


On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 5:13 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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