Thanks to everyone who attended the Louisville coworking meeting at Butchertown Pointe on Monday.
As the headline hopefully made clear, coworking in Louisville will be a reality in early April when Butchertown Pointe’s renovation is complete!
Between the turnout at the informational meeting, e-mails I’ve received, and what we perceive to be a city teeming with independent workers, Butchertown Pointe’s developers believe the demand exists to dedicate space in the building for coworking.
Here are some details:
- The cost will be in the range of $100 to $150 a month.
- Unlike your gym, there won’t be a long-term commitment (the whole point of coworking is to create a friendly, productive atmosphere of people who want to be doing what they are doing, where they are doing it at).
- Butchertown Pointe will supply utilities, desks and chairs, and Internet access.
- To keep costs low, coworkers will be on their own for services such as printing, faxing, and phone calls (although it’s possible for us to add them later if there’s an overwhelming desire to do so).
- While the specific space will be allocated once there is a better estimate of the number of interested people, the area currently slotted for coworking is a loft with skylights. It’s also next to the building’s conference room, which can be rented by the hour (pictures of the construction site are at the end of this post). It also will have a lounge.
- Coworkers will determine rules regarding use of the space (obviously within reason).
In a few weeks we’ll have another informational meeting for people who couldn’t make the first one. When Butchertown Pointe’s renovations are close to complete, there’ll be an opportunity to tour the space and sign up.
And after we move in to our new coworking space in early April, we’ll have a kick-off potlatch dinner.
If you are interested in coworking in Louisville, please e-mail me at email@example.com or join the Louisville Coworking Meetup Group.