26 Nov '12, 6pm

Small talk: San Francisco green lights micro-apartments

Small talk: San Francisco green lights micro-apartments

Although the San Francisco Board of Supervisor’s controversial movement to force casually naked residents to cover up their naughty bits in public settings (save for permitted festivals and parades, of course), a ban on long-tolerated, non-lewd public nudity isn’t the only hot-button issue that’s been approved by city lawmakers in recent days. Last Tuesday, City Supervisors voted 6-5 to tweak building code and allow for the development of shoebox-sized micro apartments ringing in at 220 square-feet. The legislation, which will permit for no more than 375 micro apartments in total to be built — the Planning Department will assess the impact that micro apartments are having on the housing market once 325 of them are up and running — will need to be approved by Mayor Edwin Lee next month before officially becoming law. Proclaims Supervisor/tiny apartment proselytizer Scott Wi...

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