Exhibit organizers on Wednesday held a brainstorm session with developers in the city who are interested in making models like this a reality.
“We talked about the concept and everyone agreed this is going to be in high demand,” Hodges said. “Maybe it’s not just for young professionals. Maybe it’s for everybody. Divorcees, seniors who are moving back into the city.”
“It would be an interesting conglomeration of all sort of people who want to live in a space like this,” she said.
One of the driving discussions from the sessions addressed what needs to happen in terms of policy and government incentives, said Hodges.
Hodges said this type of living is absolutely possible in Boston.
“I think there’s definitely a demand for it, the question is how to make it affordable,” she said. “Small units already exist on the Seaport, in the Innovation Area. I think 400-, 500-square-foot unites cost over $2,000 a month to rent. There’s nothing for any of us fresh out of college or grad school. There’s no way we can afford it.”