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What is the difference between DeSales Plaza, Flats I, and Flats II?

The Plaza is a managed community, while Flats is Towne-built and owned. The Plaza opened in 2002, Flats I in 2009, and Flats II in October 2017. The Plaza has an elevator, underground garage parking, and storage units. Flats I has a clubroom and fitness center, while Flats II has a clubroom, fitness center, pool, and fire pit.

How much is the application fee?  

The application fee is $50 per person.

How much is the security deposit?

Security deposits start at $500 and can be up to a full month's rent, depending on qualifications.

How long is the lease term?

We offer leases from 12 to 18 months. Rental rates will vary depending on lease length.

May I bring my furry friend?  

Feline friends only are welcome at The Plaza and Flats I. Up to 50-pound canines (some breed restrictions) may room with you at Flats II. Pet fees include a $150 refundable deposit, an one-time non-refundable $150 fee, plus $35 per pet per month.   

Where will I park?

At The Plaza, there is a complimentary off-street parking deck and gated underground garage. Flats residents may use the parking deck, tooYou'll find gate and surface parking lots at both Flats I and IIts.

Is parking available for my guests?

Yes! Guests may park on street or use the complimentary parking deck off Chapel Street.

I prefer environmentally-friendly transportation. Is there a place for my bike?

Flats II has a bike service station with bike storage available for all DeSale's residents. And thank you for thinking of our planet.

Are utilities are included?  

Trash, recycling, and parking are included. Residents are responsible for electric, water, sewer, gas (plaza only), internet, and cable services. We do have discounted internet and cable available for you through our special arrangements with Cincinnati Bell.

When is the pool open?

Our fabulous salt-water pool will be open daily, depending on weather, beginning Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend between the hours of 9am-10pm.

When may I use the fitness center and clubhouse?  

How about 24/7? Nice, huh?

How will I wash my clothes?

If your mom does not live nearby, you'll be glad to know that every apartment includes a washer and dryer.  

How do I pay my rent?

Were happy to accept your money in a number of ways (but never in cash). Drop a check or money order off at the office. Or you may pay by automatic withdrawal or credit card (for a fee) online.

Going Green

Both DeSales Flats and DeSales Flats II are LEED certified, which means they were built with the environment in mind.  Our community was built to save water and energy while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.  This kind of certification is only granted under rigorous inspection.  We're proud to say that DeSales Flats was the first LEED certified community in Cincinnati!

To help you understand what a LEED certification is, we've put together a manual that goes over everything that was put in to making DeSales a green community as well as what you can do to live as a sustainable resident.  Click here to download your guide now!