Here is the status of the Center’s chrysalis stage as of mid-September. We will be updating this information every couple of weeks, so keep your eye on this space!
While we look for new space, we’re hosting and co-hosting multiple events in different locations.
We’ll be updating the Events page by the end of this week. During our transition, events are MEMBERS and THEIR GUESTS ONLY — only Myself parties are open to the public. We’re planning constantly and have lots of opportunities for volunteers–check the volunteer calendar. CSPC orientations are happening the hour before the sexy BDSM parties, so there is opportunity to join!
Many of the FSPC’s support groups will follow their regular schedule, and workshops will still be happening — check the FSPC Calendar to see where they will happen.
Do we have another building?
Not yet, but we’re on the ground and looking every day. We have money in hand when the right space comes along. We’re looking mostly in industrial areas (South Downtown, Georgetown, Fisherman’s Wharf area in Ballard), because we’d like to be a good distance from schools, churches, and primarily residential areas.
Who is handling the search for another building?
We’ve put together a great team. Both the directors of the FSPC and the CSPC have joined forces, along with a Master Planner who has 18 years of experience in architecture. We are also working with a great leasing agent. The building will still house both the FSPC and the CSPC, and it will also include the Library.
What exactly are you looking for?
Our primary criteria for space is a building that offers:
- 10,000 to 12,000 square feet for less than $2/square foot
- In Seattle
- In a place with industrial zoning
- Within a quarter mile of mass transit and with dedicated onsite parking or street parking.
- Accessibility for those with limited mobility
- we’d like high ceilings
- we’d like to be able to make multiple spaces with a flexible layout so that we can have multiple events at the same time.
*If you know of a place, please don’t approach the owner yourself. We could be in the middle of negotiations with that person, or we might already have considered it. Instead, email the information to Jan (email@example.com) and Sophia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How can I help?
You can volunteer for the interim events. The volunteer calendar is up and current!
We need people to volunteer for setting up and moving into the new space, and we will also need people with construction skills to help with the buildout when we get a space — Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator (email@example.com) and let her know what skills you have to offer or how you would like to help.
We’d also really like donations. Come to one of our fundraising events, donate through our website, or just donate something extra when you’re at one of the interim events!. If you’d like to volunteer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s going to happen to my membership?
You will have time extended on your membership that equals the amount of time the Center is in transition. In the meantime, your membership is still good for the parties and events that get organized this fall. Best deal ever!