A group of folks are complaining that San Francisco is solidifying its reputation as a playground for the young and childless with its plan for 375 "micro apartments."
The idea behind the 220 sq. foot apartments is to ease the burden for at least some residents of the city's notoriously expensive housing by allowing for relatively cheaper - and slimmer - places to call home. The average studio in SF goes for about 2k/month, while the micro apartments would come in at $1200 to $1500. Business Insider reports
that some tenants' rights advocates are upset that the plan will do nothing for families in the city, and only help to attract more singles with money to burn and little need for space (presumably because they're out drinking every night, anyway).
"Even though they maximize their use of the space, you're still talking about very small units being expensive," said SF Supervisor David Campos. Another supervisor says that while family housing is important, there's nothing wrong with units aimed more toward "seniors, students and transition-age youth."
's Meredith Galante writes, "it sounds like anyone hoping to live in a micro-apartment will have to be rich and single."
Via Business Insider