Small Apartment Proposal Goes Before SF Supes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
San Francisco may soon allow construction of some of the smallest apartments in the country.

Daytime view of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco seen from Yerba Buena Island

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco may soon allow construction of some of the smallest apartments in the country.

The city's Board of Supervisors is expected to vote later Tuesday on a proposal that would change building codes to allow apartments as small as 220 square feet. The space would include a bathroom, kitchen and closet.

Current regulations require living rooms alone to be that size.

Supporters say the smaller units represent a solution to rising rental prices. But critics warn the apartments do nothing for families and could increase population density while straining city services.

They are calling for a pilot project to test the new units before fully opening the door to construction.


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