What is the standard lease term?
12 months is the minimum lease term offered at Boston Commons. We believe that a strong community maintains some threads of continuity, and would encourage residents to inquire about longer lease terms as appropriate for personal circumstance.
Are dogs allowed at Boston Commons?
Yes, well-behaved dogs are allowed in Boston Commons on a case-by-case basis. Dog-friendly units include 122-201, 126-101, 126-201, 126-202, 126-301, and 130 Boston. Additional security deposit and pet rent may apply. No dogs that have any heritage with one of the breeds listed on any published list of 'dangerous dog breeds' is allowed on the property as a resident or guest under any circumstances.
How about cats?
Yes, Boston Commons is cat friendly within a 2-pet limit per household. Additional security deposit and pet rent may apply.
Can I smoke?
Nope, sorry. No smoking, vaping, dipping, or other similar use of tobacco or other legal/ illegal substance is allowed anywhere on the grounds or within the structures of Boston Commons by residents or their guests.
How do the utility bills work?
POWER: Residents will hold their own utility accounts with CPS for electrical and gas use. The solar array located on the roof above each unit will be linked to the tenant's account with CPS, and all electrical production generated by the array will be credited by CPS to each resident's monthly statement.
WATER: Management will hold SAWS utility accounts for all residents for water and sewer use, and tenants will be billed back by allocation in arrears (at a later date). Tenants will pay for these services to management through the rent payment portal.
DATA: Internet, data, and cable services within Boston Commons are handled exclusively by Grande Communications, and residents will hold their own account and pay for services directly to Grande.
Who is the cable and internet provider?
Internet, data, and cable services within Boston Commons are handled exclusively by Astound, formerly known as Grande Communications. residents will hold their own account and pay for services directly to Grande. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept requests to allow other data providers to install service equipment within the boundaries of the project.
How do trash and recycling work?
Each resident will have their own trash and recycling bin, and a shared compost bin will be stored in a discreet common location for all to use. Each bin will have a dedicated storage location on the project, and residents will have exclusive use and responsibility for taking their bins to and from the street for collection. Recycling and green bins are collected on Tuesdays and trash is collected on Fridays.
There are over 20 refuse containers living within Boston Commons, and it is important that residents store and maintain their receptacles as intended to make sure that everyone has a pleasant Commons to enjoy.
Where do I receive my mail?
There is a common mailbox along Lowe Alley, just to the right of the entryway stairs.
What about window treatments?
Roller shades will be provided throughout Boston Commons with white, semi-transparent textiles in public spaces of each unit and opaque white blackout textiles in private bedroom spaces.