Monday, September 24, 2012

...San Francisco

San Francisco is an interesting city to begin with, possibly most famous for a street full of homosexual themed bars, restaurants and other businesses. The city already has really expensive real estate, some of the most expensive int he nation and world, but now they mat be able to charge for a lot for even less than before. City supervisors are set to vote Tuesday on a proposed change to the city's building code that would allow construction of among the tiniest apartments in the country. How tiny will they be? Under the plan, new apartments could be as small as 220 square feet (20 1/2 square meters) (a little more than double the size of some prison cells), including a kitchen, bathroom and closet, the Los Angeles Times reported. Current regulations require the living room alone to be that size. San Francisco apartments rented for an average of $2,734 in June, up 13% from a year ago. The smaller apartments are expected to rent for $1,200 to $1,700 a month. I know that San Fran has a large Asian population, and they are usually short, but that does not mean you can force them into shoe boxes, this may remind some of them of the Nike factories they escaped from when they came here. Shame. I am giving this a Digit own. I get the point, but a home that tiny is not a home, it is a box, a bedroom, a literal 2 car garage.