BEWARE! and here's why... I'm fairly new to Cleveland and found this property online prior to my move up here. I called and spoke with a young lady named Laretha Reynolds (who is no longer with the company). I scheduled a viewing for a 1 bedroom apt and when i came to view it I realized that it wasn't what i was looking for. With very little time to find another place before i had to move Laretha mentioned a two bedroom available that i eventually fell in love with at a pretty reasonable price. Here's what i like about the property: - The space is large (i'm currently still here) - Very large ceilings. - Location. This place isn't far from my job, so my commute wasnt bad. - Fitness Facility. Its not the best but it can help you get a decent workout in. Here's what i don't like about the property: - Very Large ceilings, which caused your electricity bill to skyrocket during the winter. - Old windows. Makes your electric bill even worse. - Thin walls. I can hear my neighbors, ALL THE TIME. - Inconvenient office hours. - You have to plan laundry, or at least putting money on your laundry card, around their office hours. - And finally, the way they treat you towards the end of your lease. Now dont get me wrong, some of the staff has always remained friendly but they've totally gotten over on me towards the end of my lease. Here's how... My initial lease agreement was from 11/1/2014 to 11/15/2015. If you havent had to move during the fall and winter months then believe me, spaces are limited. My initial plan was to go month to month until the spring when more housing options opened up. However, i've since been hit with fees on top of fees. - They say my rental rate goes up to Market value ($866 + $50 = $916). - Month to month charge ($916 + $100 = $1,016) - 1-3 "short term lease premium" ($1,016 + $100 = $1,116) now here's where things get really funny. I get a letter informing me of what i owe on Dec 1 through the rest of my lease term, which is Dec 15th. The number should read $558, correct? Nope, not here at the wonderful Brick Lofts. My rent for 15 days is $783. So, not only did they manage to raise my rent $250, up from $866 to $1166, they also feel they're obligated to collect and additional $230 of unspecified charges. Welcome to Cleveland, right?
Living at the Brick Lofts at West Tech was really great experience from day one! Manager Jordan, and her staff were incredible and worked hard to get me moved in quickly and made sure it was a smooth, easy process, with an exceptionally clean and tidy rental. The Brick Lofts offer great amenities for the residents, and they work hard to be sure the residents are taken care of and safe. I love that they have security on-site to keep an eye on the safety of residents, and the parking lots. The maintenance staff is always on top of maintaining a clean facility, and requests are handled quickly. I highly recommend living at the Brick Lofts at West Tech, because of the unique and modern style of the units, the well trained and attentive staff, and the location is wonderful and close to everything! You will love it!
I've lived here for years now and could not be happier. It's absolutely the best deal in Cleveland for what you get. The apartments are all unique and spacious and the amenities can't be beat. The office staff that is currently here is awesome. I can't say enough good things about either Sada or Jordan.
I have called twice to obtain information. I was ready to pay the application fee and hold deposit. Both times the staff took my information and told me they would email me more information. I have not received any information either time. I tried several times to contact via email through there sight only to get a "message not valid" error. I mentioned this to the staff member and they were aware of it. How do they expect to get tenants if you can not contact them via email and they won't provide information like they said they would. I am currently deployed and unable to visit in person. Since I will be transferred to Cleveland next I was trying to set up a place to live prior to my return. I'm not sure if they won't send me information because they are not able to judge me in person 1st or not.
West Tech Lofts at 2201 W 93 Street in Cleveland Ohio is a great place to call home. Once one of the city's largest schools, West Tech was transformed into unique, spacious, budget-friendly, loft spaces in 2004. Many elements of its former use are still apparent, with original lockers lining the hallways and an auditorium that can be utilized by the public. Each unit that I have seen provided a different layout, indicating that the space was not simply divided into cookie-cutter apartments, but rather was utilized in a truly well thought out manner. My unit, like many others, offers high ceilings, giant exposed duct work, and huge (standing on the window sill I am still many feet away from being able to touch the top) windows that are fairly energy efficient for their size. The current management is extremely friendly and helpful and does their best to foster a familial community atmosphere among the residents. The price allows Clevelanders to get a taste of loft living without taking the hit to the wallet that the warehouse district would inflict. But, keep in mind that this means budget kitchens, counter tops, appliances, etc. This does in no way serve as a detriment to the overall appeal of the units, though. Each person that has visited my apartment has been very impressed with the atmosphere and the structural bones- and I love watching them as their gaze moves from the concrete rafters, to the behemoth exposed ducts, to the gigantic windows, and to the window cutouts that allow light into each interior bedroom, all the while their head nodding in approval! If you're looking for something different than the average Cleveland living experience, yet still have to work within a budget, I would highly recommend taking a look at West Tech Lofts!