31 Jul '12, 7pm

Micro apartments might be the new thing in NYC, but could you live in 300 SF?

New York City’s July 9 launch of a pilot program to develop micro rental apartments of between 275 and 300 square feet is already drawing significant interest from domestic and international parties. As of Wednesday, 920 “request for proposal” forms to design, construct, and operate an eight- to 10-story building with 80 such micro units in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan had been downloaded from the website of the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), which is managing this project with the Department of City Planning. These downloads come from all five of New York’s boroughs, as well as other U.S. cities such as Boston, “and places abroad like London, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Israel, Taipei, etc.,” said Eric Bederman, HPD’s spokesman, in an email to Builder . Proposals must be submitted by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Sept. 14, and the city wil...

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