Would Micro Apartments Work in Central Ohio?
A friend and I were talking about her house this week and she continually referred to how small and tight her 1,200 square foot condominium has become for her.Which made me chuckle, when I read that New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development had created the adAPT NY campaign to “restyle” those amazing 300 square feet rentals in Manhattan. Yes, 300 square feet. That’s 30-feet by 10-feet. Basically half the width of your two-car garage and add ten feet on to it.
The point is that a 1987 City ordinance has required all new apartments be at least 400 square feet, but Mayor Bloomburg is hoping to show how much wasted space that extra 10 feet leaves on the table.
The idea is that designers will come up with creative plans to change everyone’s idea on this. Is it you? Check out the request for submissions online.
Would This Work in Central Ohio?
Manhattan is America’s single-headquarters and the income level is high enough to pay the $2,000 per micro-apartment … a far cry from Central Ohio.
We are not Texas, but Ohioans like there things to be worth the dollar they spend and the thought of paying $6.67 per square foot PER MONTH would not sit well. Especially when you consider that the average apartment complex offers studio apartments in the 800 square foot range for $600 or $0.75 per square foot per month.
Could it work here on a small scale? Sure. But, with the expansion at Columbus College of Art and Design and Columbus State there could have been a better time to try it.
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