Welcome to The Unique Space!
We’re so excited that you’re now part of our community! Moving to a new office is an exciting time and we want to make your transition as smooth as possible. Here are answers to common questions about how things work at TUS. This is a lot of information but please read it carefully! When new members join your team, please be sure to share this with them as well.
- The Unique Team
ACCESS & SECURITY
Blue door on 6th Street: Locked 24 hours a day. Use your key fob to open it.
Pedestrian gate into the parking lot: This gate can be unlocked by calling your office through the intercom or by dialing #2846. Please keep this code for your officemates and do not distribute.
Glass door off the parking lot: Open from 9am to 6pm. Use your key fob to open when locked.
Alarm: The alarm is disarmed by the first person in the building in the morning and armed by the last person who leaves. If you arrive prior to 7am or leave after 8pm you may be required to arm and disarm the alarm.
- There are 2 alarm keypads. One is located just inside the blue door on the right side of the stairwell. The other is located just inside the glass door entry way along the wall to the bathrooms.
To arm the alarm enter the alarm code (provided at move in) and the number 1. To disarm the alarm enter the code and the number 2.
Once the alarm is armed you have 60 seconds to leave the building.
When entering the building you have 60 seconds to disarm the alarm before it goes off.
If you set the alarm off text Carrie at 202.294.1882 she will remotely disarm the alarm.
Our controlled entry point for guests of The Unique Space is the pedestrian gate on 6th street that enters into the parking lot. Each office name and suite number is represented on the intercom menu. Offices are listed in alphabetical order. Guests dial the appropriate suite to be granted access to the building. When guests dial the suite number it rings to the one number each office provides as the contact number for the gate. To open the door from your telephone keypad hold down the number 9. We recommend adding this number to your contacts as "TUS Intercom” for easy identification. Please screen any guests who call your office. If someone calls you and they are not a guest of your office please do not buzz them in. If someone contacts you but is looking for a different office please instruct them to contact the appropriate office. This is important so that we can avoid any security issues.
We have security cameras placed throughout the space for the safety and security of our tenants and guests. If a security issue comes to your attention please notify us as soon as possible. If you witness a crime or experience an emergency please contact the police directly.
A key fob is provided for each person in your office and must be assigned to that individual. Once a first/last name and $15 deposit have been received by TUS requested key fobs will be issued in 1 to 2 days. If a key fob stops working properly contact Carrie.
Parking Lot Access:
If your office comes with parking you’ll be given a gate clicker for each spot. Each clicker requires a $40 deposit. Once a first/last name and $40 deposit have been received by TUS requested gate clickers will be issued in 10 to 12 days. If a gate clicker stops working properly let Carrie know. Only park in your assigned spot!
If your office does not come with parking, PLEASE do not park in the parking lot or grant your guests access to it.
KITCHEN & COMMON AREAS
Our Morning Manager opens the space every morning by 9am. They tidy the bathrooms and kitchen, take out the trash and turn on all of the lights. Our professional cleaning service cleans every Friday after business hours. Our cleaning service does not clean individual offices and we do not have a housekeeping service. Tenants are welcome to hire and manage the cleaning service of their choice for your private office.
Garbage is collected from the common area garbage cans daily. Tenants are responsible for taking out the garbage for their own offices and breaking down any boxes and disposing of them in the dumpsters in the parking lot. When tossing recyclables within the common areas of the building, please try to make sure your bottles/cans are empty to avoid spills.
You can find a box cutter in the locker near the parking lot door underneath the Tenant Directory. The waste bins are located in the parking lot behind the white metal gate. Please make sure that all waste is tossed in the green dumpster and all recyclables are tossed in the white dumpster.
Our kitchen is one that we all envy and wish we had at home! In part because it’s so beautiful and modern and fun… But all it takes are a couple empty, dirty dishes in the sink to make it look gross. Please do your part and take care of it just like it’s yours because, well, it is!
Dishes: It is your responsibility to clean up your own dishes and wipe up any messes. This includes putting dishes in the dishwasher or washing them. It’s important that you don’t leave dirty dishes in your office or in the common areas. We have never had rodent issues and we want to keep it that way!
Refrigerator: Tenants should be vigilant about clearing their food items from the fridge. All contents of the kitchen refrigerator are thrown away on Fridays.
Dishwasher: We run the dishwasher each night and unload it each morning. PLEASE DO NOT STOP THE DISHWASHER WHEN IT IS RUNNING. We encourage you to handwash your dishes when the dishwasher is running.
Coffee, Coffee, Coffee:
Woohoo, we have Blue Bottle Coffee for you to enjoy all day long! The morning manager makes the first pot of coffee each day but after that it’s up to all of us… If there’s no more coffee in the pot, make a new one - and please don’t be an a**hole (by being lazy and adding a scoop of grounds to the old ones and throwing in water to make one new cup for yourself), always make a full pot.
The Unique Space hosts weddings and special events most weekends and some weekday evenings. Tenants cannot use the parking lot on the weekends for this reason. You can access your office 24 hours but please be respectful of our wedding and event guests during these times. If you are having guests at the office on weekends, please make sure that you are with them at all times.
Using the Common Areas:
Tenants can use the grand room for small meetings and as a workspace during business hours. If you need the common space for a meeting/event/photoshoot please contact email@example.com.. Similarly, if you need to reserve the Conference Room please email Carrie as well.
Please do not move or remove common space furniture into your office. If you need to borrow furniture, please contact Carrie. Please be sure that your office furniture is contained in your office and not infringing on the common spaces.
DELIVERIES & COMMUNICATION
The mail is sorted by the morning manager each morning and placed into private mail boxes.
Deliveries are made to individual offices. Please do not sign for or accept any packages or deliveries that are not for your office! Please do not buzz any delivery person into the building unless they are delivering a package to your office.
Each office is equipped with an ethernet plug. You do not need to call AT&T or another service provider to have internet installed. Plug your router into the ethernet plug to set up your internet access.
When moving in, feel more than welcome to purchase a router of your choice and connect it to the blue data port within your office. Once your router is purchased and connected to the port, please program your router following the instructions on the router itself. You will now have high-speed internet and a network which you created.
Carrie sends out a weekly email with information on the events that are happening in the space and any tenant news. If you would like to notify the tenants about something please email Carrie so she can help you get the word out.
For emergencies or maintenance issues email Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org
To reserve the conference room or ask about holding an event or meeting email Carrie at email@example.com
For questions about rent or leases email Kara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For accounting questions email email@example.com