Q: WHEN DO APARTMENTS BECOME
AVAILABLE? A: Check out our
high-rise viewer for the most accurate availability. A $355
reservation fee will be required at time of pre-application ($55
non-refundable app fee + $300 refundable security deposit).
Q: MAY I TOUR ARCADE OR SEE A MODEL
APARTMENT? A: Arcade Apartments
leasing office is now open and model apartments are available for
tours. Call (312) 492-3994 to schedule a tour.
Q: WHAT LEASE TERMS ARE
AVAILABLE? A: 6 and 12 month lease
agreements are offered.
Q: WHAT TYPES OF APARTMENTS ARE
OFFERED? A: Arcade Apartments offers
1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes.
Q: IS PARKING
AVAILABLE? A: Yes, there is
underground parking available first come first serve and off street
parking available at the 7th Street parking garage for
Q: IS THE BUILDING
SMOKE-FREE? A: Yes, we are proud to
offer a smoke free building.
Q: WHAT COMMUNITY AMENITIES ARE
AVAILABLE TO ALL
RESIDENTS? A: A well-appointed social
room with full kitchen, a fitness center with steam room plus yoga
and "Wellbeats" studios, theatre and clubroom, over 11,000 square
feet of artist studio spaces (performance studio, flex studio with
kiln, painting and drawing space, music and media studio), indoor
bike storage, off street parking, controlled entry access.
Q: WHAT UTILITIES ARE INCLUDED IN THE
RENT? A: Water, sewer and refuse
collection services are included in the rental rate. The resident
is responsible for gas, electricity, cable TV, telephone and
Q: MAY I MOVE INTO ONE APARTMENT AND
TRANSFER TO ANOTHER AT A LATER
DATE? A: Yes, provided you
fulfill the terms of your initial 6 or 12 month agreement.
Q: ARE ANY HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
ACCEPTED? A: Yes, Section 8 vouchers
Q: CAN I RESERVE AN APARTMENT
ONLINE? A: Apartments can be
reserved ONLY through an online process. If you have questions
concerning income qualifications, artist criteria or the
reservation process, please call us at (314) 492-3994 or e-mail us
Q: WHAT PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE
AN APARTMENT? A: To hold an apartment off
the market, a $355 fee is required which includes a $55
non-refundable application fee and $300 refundable deposit that
once approved, will be applied as your security deposit. There is
also a $100 (non-refundable) administrative fee due at time of
Q: ARE PETS
ACCEPTED? A: Yes, Arcade Apartments is a pet-friendly
community. Dogs & cats are welcome. Arcade Apartments' Pet
- Limit of 2 pets per apartment home.
- Pet Deposit (Refundable): $100 per household, due at time of
- Pet Fee (Non-Refundable): $100 per household, due at time of
- Pet Rent: $25 per month, per pet.
Some breed and other restrictions may apply. Please call for more
Q: WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE APPLICATION
PROCESS? A: A $355 reservation fee
is required to complete an application. Then, once the applicant is
approved, $300 of the reservation fee becomes the security deposit.
Applicants will be pre-screened for credit, criminal and rental
history qualifications. Final approval is contingent upon income
verification and tax credit compliance eligibility and will be
determined within 120 days before move-in. Should an applicant not
meet the eligibility requirements, the $300 reservation fee will be
refunded in its entirety.
Q: MUST I BE AN ARTIST IN ORDER TO
RESIDENCY? A: At least one member
of the household must demonstrate a commitment to an art form in
order to qualify for residency, but the qualifying member need NOT
derive income from his or her artistic endeavors. The artist member
seeking to qualify must also submit an online artist application
that will be reviewed by a committee of artists.
Components of the application are:
- Resume, references and portfolio
- History of creative work
- Long-term creative and career goals
- Desire to engage in a creative community
If your household DOES NOT meet this requirement, you are still
welcome to apply for a market rate suite.
Clickherefor more information.
Q: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN
ARTIST? A: Some examples of artists
FINE ARTISTS: Painting, drawing,
sculpting, book art and print making PEOPLE WHO CREATE IMAGINATIVE WORKS:
Aesthetic literature, costume design, photography, music
composition and architecture FUNCTIONAL & CRAFT ARTISTS: Jeweler,
potter, chef, quilt maker, silk screener, carpet maker, furniture
maker, and toy designer PERFORMERS: Singers, musicians, dancers,
actors and performance artists MEDIA ARTISTS: Radio, film, television,
multi-media, cyber-art, gaming and animation DESIGN ARTISTS: Graphic and web design,
interior design, aesthetic design, package design and set
To learn more about our "Affordable Artist Program" criteria,
Q: DO PERSONS WHO WORK IN FIELDS THAT
SUPPORT THE ARTS
QUALIFY? A: Unfortunately, they do
Q: CAN STUDENTS QUALIFY FOR
RESIDENCY? A: In general, full-time
students are not eligible. However, full-time students are
permitted if there is at least one part-time student or non-student
leaseholder. There are some exceptions to this, so contact us.
Some common exceptions include:
- Single parent with dependent(s)
- Married students
- Recipients of TANF
Q: HOW DO I INCOME
QUALIFY? A: Arcade Apartments
participates in an affordable housing program. Applicants must meet
the following income qualifications:
Total household income must be under the following limits based on
The household income is based on GROSS annual income (before any
deductions) earned from all sources including wages, social
security payments, public assistance, pensions, annuities, interest
income, dividends, stocks, bonds, insurance settlements, recurring
gifts from family/friends, sales of artwork, etc. Third-party
verification will be required of all income, and copies of tax
returns and pay stubs may be required.
Q: MY INCOME VARIES – HOW DO I
DETERMINE IF I
QUALIFY? A: Look at your last six
pay stubs’ gross earnings. Add all six up and divide by six to
calculate how much you make, on average, per pay period. Multiply
by the number of pay periods per year.
For self-employed artists you will use your Net Income which is
after business expenses, but before personal deductions. You can
use our personal worksheet to help you calculate your income and
determine if you qualify. Download the Excel document
Q: IS SUBLETTING
PERMITTED? A: No. Subletting is
Q: ARE THERE OCCUPANCY
LIMITATIONS? A: A maximum of 2 occupants
per bedroom is permitted.