Micro-apartments next for S.F.?

Carolyn Said, writing for SFGate:

“This seems like a logical, necessary response to housing in an extremely high-cost market like San Francisco,” said Tim Colen, executive director of the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition, a largely developer-backed nonprofit that is “solidly behind” cutting the size of the smallest allowable apartment by about a third.

The new minimum would be 150 square feet plus kitchen, bathroom and closet – 220 square feet in total, about the size of a one-car garage. The current minimum with all rooms included is 290 square feet.

A little bit of Tokyo, right here in the United States. New York City recently announced a similar initiative, though their minimum is closer to San Francisco’s old standard.

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