Midland nonprofits open 42,000-SF facilityMidland nonprofits open 42,000-SF facilityhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=50892014-02-03T11:55:00Z2014-02-02T00:00:00Z

MIDLAND - The 42,000-sf Midland Shared Spaces opened its doors at 3500 N. A St. with 11 nonprofit organizations and their 60 employees housed under one roof. The building has space for 13 nonprofits.

The idea for a shared nonprofit facility is to offer a discounted rent by maintaining separate office spaces but sharing the cost of common areas, office supplies and IT services.

Tenants will pay a discounted rent of $8 per sf per year and share common areas such as a commercial kitchen, break rooms, conference rooms and a community room for lectures and banquets.

Each nonprofit’s office size is different — Mission Adult Day Services occupies the largest space, with nearly 9,000 sf, and Midland Opera Theater has the smallest, with a one-room office.

The building is environmentally green, with LED lighting, shared servers, trees to be planted around the perimeter and other conveniences. The lawn outside the building can hold more than 1,000 people and will serve as a space for fundraisers, shows and other events.

The building also includes two “flex offices” that can be leased by nonprofits — including those that are not tenants at Midland Shared Spaces — for up to one year.

The shared facility has been under construction since early 2013. Led by the Abell-Hanger Foundation, the initiative has raised nearly $10.5 million.

Midland Reporter-Telegram
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