Easter Seals Blake Foundation to host open house for new building | Events
Easter Seals, Blake Foundation (ESBF) is inviting the public to their open house tomorrow.
The open house is in honor of their consolidating services provided to one area, a central campus that will allow easier access to all programs and offers a long-term cost savings for the organization. The new location houses the Administrative, Community Living Services and the Children & Family Services Arizona Early Intervention Program offices, all of which were housed in several different locations across Tucson.
With over 50,000 square feet, ESBF takes up only 27,000 square feet and the organization plans to lease the remaining 23,000 square feet to other non-profits and businesses.
WHEN: January 22, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: 7750 E. Broadway Blvd.
“We feel strongly that the highest and best use of this property would be the development of a Community Resource Campus,” said Ema Kammeyer, CEO, in a recent news release. “This would entail leasing many of the vacant suites to community non-profit organizations. We believe this would provide an essential synergistic environment for community service providers.”
Some of the immediate benefits include:
* Pooling resources to maximize fiscal and service effectiveness among similar businesses,
* Enhancing purchasing power through group buying opportunities,
* Offering competitive lease rates with ESBF could pass on property tax savings to other non-profit tenants,
* Providing state of the art conference rooms,
* Offering smaller executive suites to potential tenants,
* Providing full handicap accessibility and covered parking
ESBF is also announcing the new facility’s conversion from electrical to solar power. Beginning in early 2013, a major portion of the ESBF parking lot will be covered with structures supporting an array of solar panels. This project will have no upfront costs to the Foundation and it is anticipated that after eleven years the cost of electricity at this campus will be virtually nothing. This new Easter Seals Blake Foundation Campus will serve the agency, its staff and clients for many years in a highly cost effective fashion.