Wednesday, March 23, 2011
URGENT: Please Help Find Fort Worth's Paradise Center a New Home
The Paradise Center is looking for a one-story commercial type property (or a converted house meeting zoning requirements) in the central-south FW area or around the JPS/TSP area, within walking distance to a bus line (Main, Hemphill, Pennsylvania, Henderson, etc.), with interior space of between 2,000 and 5,000 square feet with at least two bathrooms (not sure about ADA requirements), with a working A/C system, a large gathering/meeting room that could fit a pool table and some couches and large screen TV, along with some rooms for an office, meeting room, snack bar/kitchen area.
We are looking at spending around $2,000-$3,000/month for rent, from ASAP to end of September/heat wave=6 months, or longer if funding comes through from grants and from forcing MHMR-TC to fulfill their contractual obligations to fund Paradise Center Inc. until at least the end of 2011. We would pay all the utilities and do all the basic maintenance and upkeep of the whole facility.
Of course, we hope that our CPA and Board member who specializes in non-profit organizations, can help supplement our limited financial resources with some kind of tax break for the property owner (maybe as an in-kind donation for reduced rent or something along that line).
We would like to have something that can be used pretty quickly as MHMR-TC will throw away all of Paradise Center Inc.'s properties comes the last day of this month.