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New York City Seeks to Create More Single Households With Micro-Apartments

Digested from “Good news for singles who don't want roommates: More tiny apartments are on the way”
Crain’s New York Business (10/23/15) Anuta, Joe

Apartment homes in New York City must be at least 400 square feet, and another law regulates how many units a building may have. But a new proposal in public review may change that.

Density factor requirements have capped the number of apartment homes a building may have, with requirements differing by neighborhood. The proposal would ease some of those restrictions in areas with buildings that are at least 12 stories high to give developers more flexibility to add smaller units targeting the city’s single population.

The goal is to provide more affordable housing for single people to be able to live roommate-free in a city where only 7 percent of the supply comprises studios and singles may have to compete with couples for one-bedroom units.

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