Developer Patrick Kennedy is about to complete SmartSpace 2.0, a building comprised of 300-square-foot studio apartments built with prefab technology developed by his Berkeley-based company, Panoramic Interests. And, if the Board of supervisors passes legislation allowing it, he’s set to build SmartSpace 3.0, a micro apartment development that would have 287-square-foot units, the smallest ever in San Francisco and among the smallest in America. Can this be a good idea?
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Last week, On the Block’s Jenny Pisillo asked if it isn’t cheaper these days to buy in the Bay Area than rent. Today, we revisit the topic. More proof that the rental market in SF is crazy? Trulia’s Rent Monitor report offers plenty.
Noticiero Univision. Las camas están escondidas en sofás y las mesas se convierten en camas. El apartamento cabe dentro de la cuarta parte de una cancha de baloncesto....More
“My apartment is so small…I have to go out in the hall to change my mind!” It’s no joke — a newly built apartment building in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood boasts pre-fab mini-units of 300 square feet.
But why stop there? SF’s Board of Supervisors is voting today on whether to allow apartments of just 220 square feet – that’s including bathroom, kitchen and closet. Why the shrinking spaces? A tech boom has led to a housing crunch and a run on rentals by new hires, desperate for city living on a budget.
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The Board of Supervisors is proposing apartments as small as 220 square feet....More
SAN FRANCISCO —
San Francsico is tapping into the latest global trend with a proposal for tiny ‘micro-unit’ apartments, and supervisors are considering changing city building code to allow for even smaller dwellings.
23 of the pre-fabricated micro-units could go up on Harriet Street in the South of Market District. Each is a compact 300 square feet in size....More
If you’ve already been storing your extra shoes in your oven because your studio apartment is too small to live in, just take this into consideration.
In San Francisco, the minimum size for a residence is already a pint-sized 290-square-feet. But on Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors will be proposing changes to the city’s building code to allow for “shoe box homes,” literally....More
The tiny apartments are touted as “affordable by design.”
New York City has launched a pilot project to test them out. Boston is doing it too. But here in San Francisco, where a growing number of residents are being priced out of the housing market by a revived tech economy, city leaders are considering the smallest micro-units of all....More
IN July, when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced his competitionto create a building of residential “micro-units” in Manhattan, each ranging from 275 to 300 square feet, the plan ignited the imagination of countless architects and developers.
It also gave many New Yorkers a joltingly fresh perspective. For those who already consider themselves space-starved, quarters that are even more cramped seemed inconceivable. Yet to others, an apartment of that size sounded crazy-huge....More