You know how we San Franciscans are always complaining that our apartments are too big? Well, that’s no longer a problem. No more having to heat our over-sized mansions and furnish that pesky fifth bedroom. Micro-apartments are here!
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved plans to build hundreds of 220-square-foot apartments, some of which are slated for the Mission. Mayor Ed Lee still needs to sign the measure, but the legislation has the support of all the supervisors, with the exception of John Avalos. Two people will be allowed to live in each unit.
Supervisor Scott Wiener, whose district includes part of the Mission District, sponsored the legislation. Supervisor David Campos, whose district includes the rest of the Mission, supported the measure. Read more from the Chronicle and Wired.
This should actually be the MINIMUM standard for a place to live in.
An SRO (Single Room Occupancy) is far worse, much smaller and without a kitchen or bathroom, and tens of thousands of San Franciscans are stuck in them because they can’t afford anything bigger.