Tiny houses have already gone from curiosity to growth trend. Could doll-sized apartments be the next big-small thing?
LG Construction+Development is betting a so-called micro apartment will sell. Curbed Chicago reports that LG is proposing a 15-story apartment building directly across from Dearborn Station. The lot size is small (a quarter-acre), and the units will be, too, averaging 350 square feet.
The studio units will are intended to attract tenants who want city living without a lot of extra space. They will get high-end design and features, though. Best of all, the rent is small, at just over $1,000 per month. That means apartments dwellers who want low rent won’t have to go with a windowless basement or attic roomette in a dicey neighborhood.
An architect has not yet been selected by LG, but Curbed reports the building will include 40 pre-furnished, extended-stay hotel rooms and 90 rental units, plus a 1,300 square foot retail space on the ground floor.
No parking area is planned, but the top floor will have meeting rooms, work areas and an outdoor green roof.