Waterfront housing formula: views, viable rents, very little space
Mayor pushes micro-units to lure young to S. Boston
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.