NYC Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced a city-sponsored competition to design an apartment building full of “micro-units” with 275 to 300 square feet of living space. The project will be in Kips Bay, Manhattan, which is on the East side just North of the East Village. The minimum size for apartments was 450 sq/ft.
Approximately 69,000 people occupy each square mile of Manhattan. There are about 1.8 million 1 or 2 person households in NYC, with only 1 million small apartments.
"City officials said they hoped the building would become a prototype for a new model of tiny, but affordable, housing." Affordable for NYC. The tiny, new apartments will rent for around $2,000, the average rent for small apartments in the area. The units will have kitchens and bathrooms, but no closets.
According to the 2011 Census, the average size single-family new home is 2,480 sq/ft. The average size of new multifamily units is 1,408 sq/ft. The City of Knoxville is approximately 98 sq/miles, with approx. 180,000 people (1,836 people per sq/mile).
How do you not appear to be a hoarder in such a small area?
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