Archive for July, 2012

NYC plans micro apartments

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has launched a competition that calls for about 80 micro studio apartments of 275 to 300 square feet in Manhattan. The city is seeking proposals to design, construct and operate the micro-unit building on a city-owned site. Seattle already has a number of these type units, some of which a developer dubbed apodments. Here is the Wall Street Journal story about the competition.

The 30-unit Avenida developed byCalhoun Properties in Seattle's University District has apartments of about 150 to 200 square feet.