Developers can now build San Francisco apartments with as little as 150 square feet of living space because of a building code change that supervisors approved Tuesday as a housing “experiment.”
These micro-apartments are planned for an Eighth Street building in the South of Market and are being billed as housing for students, seniors, service industry workers and The City’s growing tech industry workforce. Read More
Rancor over a proposal to allow “micro apartments” in San Francisco played out Thursday at The City’s Planning Commission, where a proposed 375-unit cap on such “experimental” living spaces was rejected. Read More
The answer to ballooning housing costs and ever-shrinking vacancy rates in San Francisco might be simple: Build smaller.
How small? Tiny — 160 square feet, plus a kitchen and bathroom, to be exact, for only $1,200 to $1,500 per month. That’s exactly the kind of unit Berkeley-based developer Patrick Kennedy wants to build. Read More
Roll Call’s gossip column Heard on the Hill received a tip that Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., capped off a recent speech on his struggle with substance abuse by visiting Capitol Lounge and downing a series of shots. Read More
Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-Mass., told The Examiner Thursday that he wanted to ensure he got ample media coverage of an important point he was trying to make when he loudly scolded reporters during a speech on the House floor Wednesday. Read More