Populus Coworking FAQ
Are the amenities included?
Yes, they are all included. Our policy is that, within reason, everything is part of your monthly membership fee. We do ask that you respect the space and your fellow coworking and office members. If we feel you’re using too much of a certain amenity, we may ask you to dial it back.
What are the amenities of the space?
- Locally brewed coffee
- Local craft beer on tap
- Healthy snacks
- High-end Printing
- Nursing mothers room
- Fitness center
- Free parking
- Fully furnished offices
- Community events
- Conference rooms
- 24/7 access
- Professional mailing address
- Flexible membership terms
- Gigabit wired internet available in offices
- Electronic sit/stand desks
How long is the commitment?
At Populus, offer month-to-month options, as well as 6-month and 1-year contracts. Our advertised prices require a 6-month commitment. We offer a 10% discount for a 1-year commitment. We require 10% premium for month-to-month contracts.
How much does it cost?
View our pricing page
Our open coworking is $250 per month, dedicated desks are $350 per month, and our private office is priced at $450 per month per seat. We also offer a virtual membership, which includes a mailing address and 3 days a month of coworking, for $75. These are based on 6-month commitments to Populus.
For example, a 2-person office is $900 per month. A 4-person office is $1800 per month.
How does parking work?
We have the lot across Farnam street and that is free parking. It is shared with the apartments and, eventually, will be shared with whoever becomes the first-floor tenant. The lot may look full during construction, but this is from construction traffic only. 26th street has free parking on both sides. Farnam Street is metered parking, but the meters are 10-hours each. The apartment tenants have covered parking under the building as well, so the free lot should stay relatively available during business hours for Populus members.
When can I access the space?
Populus has 24/7 access 365 days a year. The front doors to the building will be unlocked during normal business hours. You’ll need your keycard to get into the Populus space. After hours, you’ll need your keycard to get into the front doors and the Populus space. Guests may come in on the 3rd-floor entrance and check in with our Community Manager for access.
Can I bring guests?
Yes. Guests are welcome for meetings with you and your company. They need to stay with you while in our space and they need to sign in at the front desk. If your guest would like to stay for the day and work, we offer day passes for $20. Conference room rentals are $20 per hour for day pass users. We ask that you do not have guests in the space after hours, between 6 PM and 7 AM, unless you have cleared this with our Community Manager first.
It’s important for the safety and security of all members that we know who is in the Populus workspace. Please be sure you make us aware of your guests.
Can non-members rent conference rooms?
Absolutely, at a rate of $40 per hour. If companies intend to rent conference rooms on a regular basis, they should explore a virtual membership which costs $75 a month. Virtual members can rent conference rooms at the reduced $20 per hour member rate.
4 hours of non-member conference room rental is $160.
4 hours of the conference room rental at virtual office rates is $155.
Can I ride my bike or the bus?
Of course, we encourage it. Populus has bike racks available in the basement. We also have 3 private showers in the basement near our fitness center for our members to clean up after a long ride. The Farnam street bus stops right outside our door, so you can ride the bus quite easily. We are also a drop location for Lime scooters, so feel free to zip around.
Who owns Populus?
Greenslate and Clarity Development have partnered to redevelop the historic Firestone Tire building. They are the building owners. These are the two companies behind much of the Blackstone District. Populus is leasing the 2nd and 3rd floor from these two companies as a tenant. Micah Yost, the Populus Founder, owns all of Populus.
What else is happening around Populus?
We don’t know who the first-floor tenants will be yet, but we’re sure it will be something cool. A new Holiday Inn Express and Even Hotel have just opened in our neighborhood over the past year. There’s a great coffee shop, Zen, down the street. A new bookstore is opening next to them later this summer, and a Voodoo Taco is opening anytime.
Populus is a 5-minute walk from Midtown Crossing and Downtown. We are a 5-minute bike or scooter ride from the Blackstone District and the Old Market.