Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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.