Q. What apartment types are available?
- 4-bedroom loft /2 baths
- 3-bedroom loft /2 baths (bedroom in loft has its own bathroom)
- 2-bedroom /1 bath
Q. What is the square footage of each unit?
- 4-bedroom: 1800 square feet
- 3-bedroom: 1400 square feet
- 2-bedroom: 1000 square foot
Q. What are the lease terms?
Copper Beech Commons offers 10 month and 12 month leases. Some semester leases are available.
Q. What are the prices for Copper Beech Commons?
Prices per bedroom for the 2013-14 year:
Students and University Affiliated Tenants:
$899 per month for a 12 month lease
$999 per month for a 10 month lease
Non-University Affiliated Tenants:
$1500 per month for a 12 month lease
Q. Is a security deposit required?
Yes, a $500 deposit is required and will cover any damages to your apartment. This deposit will be returned with an itemized receipt of any deductions 21 days after the end of your lease agreement; the security deposit cannot be used in lieu of rent.
Q. What does all-inclusive mean?
Each apartment is fully furnished with a couch, loveseat, coffee table, end table, flat screen television, kitchen table and chairs, a full kitchen with dishwasher, stove, microwave, refrigerator, and washer/dryer. Each bedroom is fully furnished with a full-sized bed, dresser, desk and desk chair. All utilities: heat, central air, electricity, IPTV (better than cable), high-speed internet, trash pick-up, and water are included in the rent price. You will also have full access to the on-site fitness center, game room, practice studio, study lounges, courtyard, convenience store, and café. Maintenance and security is also included in this cost.
Q. Is the lease written for each resident or the apartment?
Lease contracts are for individual bedrooms within a unit.
Q. Who can live at Copper Beech Commons?
Anyone. However, Copper Beech Commons is designed with students' needs in mind. We welcome students from Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF, LeMoyne, SUNY Upstate, Onondaga Community College, and students in Syracuse on exchange or from other area schools.
Q. Where is Copper Beech Commons located?
Copper Beech Commons is located at 300 University Avenue, at the corner of University Avenue and Genesee Street, directly across from the Genesee Grande Hotel. Copper Beech Commons is located just 3 blocks from the Whitman School of Management, 4 blocks from the Schine Student Center, and 1 block from Syracuse Stage.
Q. Where is the Leasing Office located?
The Leasing Office is located at Copper Beech Commons at 300 University Avenue.
Q. Is parking available?
On-site parking is available to tenants. Rates are as follows:
Residents must register their vehicle with the property management office and display the appropriate Copper Beech Commons Permit.
Q. Is Copper Beech Commons accepting applications? What is the availability?
Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Contact the leasing office for availability.
Q. Do I need a guarantor/co-signer?
Yes, a guarantor (parent or sponsor) is required for all leases and must be approved by the property manager. If a tenant is unable to attain a guarantor (i.e. International Students, non-traditional students), payment of the last 2-month’s rent is due upon move-in.
Q. Can I use my financial aid?
In almost all cases this is possible. Student loans, grants, etc. are distributed to the University and the remaining amount after tuition is refunded to the student for their housing allowance; it is the student's responsibility to pay Copper Beech Commons with the financial aid funds, it is not a direct payment.
Q. Will you send me a bill each month?
All payments will occur online and dependent on your payment plan you will be responsible for paying your rent as outlined in your lease. Invoices are always available online for your review.
Q. Is Copper Beech Commons on-campus housing?
No. Copper Beech Commons is privately owned and managed; however, it is designed for student living.
Q. Is subleasing allowed?
Subleasing is not permitted without the property manager’s written consent. Sub-tenants must meet eligibility and financial requirements.
Q. Are the apartments handicapped accessible?
All apartments are ADA friendly, please contact the management office for specific ADA needs and accommodations will be made where possible.
Q. Can I share my bedroom?
All apartments are designed to accommodate only one resident per bedroom.
Q. What sizes are the beds?
Each bed is full size.
Q. What sizes are the window dimensions for curtains?
Building A: 61''W x 69''H
Building B Living Room: 71''W x 71''H Building B Bedroom: 35''W x 59''H
Q. Is there lighting in the bedroom?
Each bedroom has a ceiling light operated on a switch.
Q. Why are credit and background checks necessary to live at Copper Beech Commons?
Copper Beech Commons will conduct a multi-state background and credit check through a third party vendor, PayLease. PayLease will screen for credit, eviction and criminal histories. Our mission is to provide a safe and well-kept living environment for all CBC tenants and ensure that CBC is the right choice for each applicant.
Q. Is garbage pick-up included?
Yes. Trash rooms are located on each floor of the complex.
Q. Can I request an apartment or roommates?
We will use your Housing Preferences Form to match you with roommates; however, we make assignments based on a first come/first served basis.
Q. Can the apartments be co-ed?
Yes. Please note on your Housing Preferences Form if you would like a co-ed apartment.
Q. Will there be card access to my building?
There will be swipe card access to your building and each apartment. Each bedroom is individually keyed.
Q. Are pets allowed?
Pets are not permitted in or about the complex except for animals assisting disabled or handicapped individuals. The only exception is fish in an unheated bowl containing less than one gallon of water.
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