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Waterfront housing formula: views, viable rents, very little space

Mayor pushes micro-units to lure young to S. Boston

By Casey Ross
Globe Staff / December 13, 2011
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The tiny apartment that is a staple of New York City will soon be more available in Boston as Mayor Thomas Menino pushes developers to build units as small as 375 square feet - barely enough to squeeze together a bed, bathroom and galley kitchen. The Menino administration is testing the idea in the South Boston Innovation District Their chief attraction is price. Such units will rent for around $1,500 a month, about half the cost of typical downtown one-bedroom.

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