New Space Survey Results
As many of our members are aware, we distributed a small survey back in November to get a better understanding of how our membership would like to see us grow in the coming year. The results of that survey follow:
1) Service Development
Our potential new location would allow us to expand the services we can offer our members. We aim to increase the diversity and quality of all of our services with time, but you can help us prioritize where to start.
Please rank the expansion of each of the following services in a new space for the VTL, 1 being the most important and 6 being the least.
2) Membership Structures
We are considering a number of new membership and service structures which would complement, not replace, our existing membership types and services. These include:
Annual – full access to work space and shop tools during regular hours and room for project storage for 1 year.
Monthly – full access to work space and shop tools during regular hours and room for project storage for 1 month.
Weekly – access to work space and shop tools during regular hours with an additional fee for project storage.
Limited Weekly – access to work space with additional fees for shop tools or project storage.
Drop-In – access to work space and shop tools paid for after use at an hourly rate.
Given the service descriptions above please rank how useful you would find each service type, 1 being the most useful and 5 being the least.
The next question supposes that we determine we are financially unable to maintain two locations, and we move the library to a new location at Hastings Street and Campbell Avenue in Strathcona. This site would provide the same tool rental access as previously available but also incorporate new work space services.
Provided the VTL relocates all of its facilities to Hastings Street at Campbell Avenue in Strathcona, how often would you use our rental and work space services relative to your current usage?
4) Member Mapping
To gain a better understanding of where our members are located in relation to our shop, we mapped those members with current or recently expired maintenance fees. There are two maps based on the volume of data, and they were mapped anonymously and with a resolution of several city blocks to ensure the privacy and security of our membership. The colour spectrum represents our members’ distance from the current space at 3448 Commercial St.