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Crosscurrents

"Micro apartments" make room for more San Francisco renters

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Artist's Rendering of Smartspace Unit Courtesy of Panoramic Interests
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We already know San Francisco’s housing market is tight and competition is fierce. A new city regulation hopes to make some more room in the housing market. Soon, current and aspiring San Franciscans will be able to live in “micro-apartments,” just 220 square feet each. City Supervisor Scott Wiener wrote the legislation making these hutches habitable. He talked about them with Crosscurrents Executive Editor, Ben Trefny.

SCOTT WIENER: This is not going to be some sort of dominant form of housing in the city. I think it’ll serve some very specific purposes.

Click the audio player above to listen to the conversation.

Ben was hired as Interim Executive Director of KALW in November, 2021.