Tiny Apartments In San Francisco? Developers Seek To Legalize 12×12 Living Spaces

San Francisco of the near future could be a place where thousands of young high-tech workers pack into 12-by-12-foot boxes in high-rises, each equipped with a combination desk/kitchen table, a single bed and the overall feel of a compact cruise ship cabin. A developers’ group is pushing the idea that tiny apartments could be the answer to rising rental prices, and has convinced the Board of Supervisors to put the proposal up for a vote next Tuesday. The plan is to reduce the minimum living space in apartments from the current 220 square feet to just 150 — a little larger than a standard San Francisco parking space.  Developers say they can house more people if they are able to pack more units in new buildings. They call these apartments “affordable by design.”

– SF Public Press via Huffington Post

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