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(Yahoo)   In San Francisco, you may soon be able to rent a 220 square foot apartment, all yours for the low, low cost of $1,200 to $1,700 a month   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 66
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2012-09-25 12:03:00 AM
Hell, I was paying $1,100 a month for a one bedroom not much bigger than that in the Mission. And that was over a decade ago.
 
2012-09-25 12:25:50 AM
Gee, can I? It's always been a dream of mine to live in a walk-in closet.
 
2012-09-25 01:33:16 AM
Shut up, little man
 
2012-09-25 01:35:01 AM
Meh. That's about what you'd pay for those accommodations in Williston, ND right now.
 
2012-09-25 01:37:22 AM
FTFA: Proponents say the smaller apartments would provide a cheaper option for the city's many single residents, who have been priced out of the rental market as the region experiences a resurgent technology industry.

When I was working on my CS degree all those decades ago, it never dawned on me that I should aspire to make all that money so I could eventually afford a 220 square foot apartment in SF... Jeebus Christmas.
 
2012-09-25 03:52:52 AM
Lukeonia1: Meh. That's about what you'd pay for those accommodations in Williston, ND right now.

the above is supposed to be funny?


/ also, Tokyo FTW.
 
2012-09-25 03:53:02 AM
I live in a tent under the I80/I29 split

bite me
 
2012-09-25 03:53:58 AM

Ambivalence: Gee, can I? It's always been a dream of mine to live in a walk-in closet.


This is San Francisco. These are walk-out closets, thank you.
 
2012-09-25 03:54:41 AM
Hey now, you can do a lot with that much square footage.

/tiny cabin.
//not quite that tiny
 
2012-09-25 03:55:37 AM
Well, gay men are all about cramming into tight places.
 
2012-09-25 04:01:33 AM
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkksssssss ssssssssss!
 
2012-09-25 04:07:43 AM
It astound me what idiot hipsters will pay to get a one bedroom loft in the SOMA or Marina district just so they can brag about where they live. They don't ride fixies because they are cool. They ride them because that's all they can afford after paying their rent.

/I live in the East Bay
 
2012-09-25 04:12:15 AM
So, is that like 440 square feet for a midget?
 
2012-09-25 04:15:46 AM

Omahawg: I live in a tent under the I80/I29 split

bite me


Your name should be Council Buffy Vampire Slayer then.
 
2012-09-25 04:22:59 AM

Lukeonia1: Meh. That's about what you'd pay for those accommodations in Williston, ND right now.


Add San Diego to that list as well. I expect a newsflash if someone finds an apartment that doesn't have a totally artificially inflated price.
 
2012-09-25 04:24:54 AM

fusillade762: Hell, I was paying $1,100 a month for a one bedroom not much bigger than that in the Mission. And that was over a decade ago.


I know! They should like, $3000 a month now.
 
2012-09-25 04:25:34 AM
I like the idea of "compartments", but in the sense that in this part of the world people could maybe be charged less than standard rent and it would basically be a cleverly crafted suite. Japan has done it with 300 or so foot apartments by making them convertible. Sliding walls create new areas. I say you don't even need that, just live a life of austerity.When I lived in a 450 ft apartment, it seemed enormous. I live in a 300 ft suite now that seems a little small only because I've come into too many possesions....am trying to reorganize and get rid of things now.

Here's the Japan convertible apartment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg9qnWg9kak
 
2012-09-25 04:29:30 AM

cheap_thoughts: Omahawg: I live in a tent under the I80/I29 split

bite me

Your name should be Council Buffy Vampire Slayer then.


hmm. i do kinda like that.
 
2012-09-25 04:33:26 AM
FTA: Singapore authorities recently raised minimum dwelling sizes because of concerns about congestion.

I remember reading an article some years ago about how the Chinese government brought in a bunch of American architects and planners to build them a new city. One of the main concerns was population density. After much research, they reported that Copenhagen had the best density of any major city. Most buildings are around 6 levels in height. Any less density and costs rise due to inefficiencies. Any greater density and costs rise due to complexity, capacity and a number of other issues.

Want to fix the housing issue in SF? Raze some of the single family residential neighborhoods near the south side and replace them with apartment/condo buildings between 4 and 6 stories in height.
 
2012-09-25 04:36:15 AM
I can understand subby's outrage. In Mississippi $1,200 will get you a year's supply of road kill and a triple wide, which in turn makes you the most desired thing in a 50 mile radius.
 
2012-09-25 04:49:02 AM
I just read an article about how people are leaving California for cheaper places. Can't imagine why, when you can get a whole 200 square feet for more than what 2000 costs you in a normal part of the country.
 
2012-09-25 05:00:28 AM
I just bought a 2400 sq ft 4 bed/3bath/den in a beautiful Portland Planned community where everything is perfect called Orenco. This should just be about enough for me.
 
2012-09-25 05:11:42 AM

Dinjiin: FTA: Singapore authorities recently raised minimum dwelling sizes because of concerns about congestion.

I remember reading an article some years ago about how the Chinese government brought in a bunch of American architects and planners to build them a new city. One of the main concerns was population density. After much research, they reported that Copenhagen had the best density of any major city. Most buildings are around 6 levels in height. Any less density and costs rise due to inefficiencies. Any greater density and costs rise due to complexity, capacity and a number of other issues.

Want to fix the housing issue in SF? Raze some of the single family residential neighborhoods near the south side and replace them with apartment/condo buildings between 4 and 6 stories in height.


Tearing down single family homes near the south side will make room for more apartments, but there are problems. One is the process will take decades. Another is some people won't want to leave. Any attempt to force them out will result in lots of costly court battles. In the late 70s the city of Phoenix wanted to tear down a residential neighborhood of single family homes to make room for businesses near the airport. The people who lived in that neighborhood owned their own homes and didn't want to leave. So they fought the city. They eventually lost, but it took years. Now a little over 30 years later, there are a few new businesses west of the airport. Also west of those new businesses there is still block after block of nothing. Look it up on Google earth and you'll see.

Back to Frisco. Bdetween the time people move out of their homes and the time the new apartments are built, years will pass. During that time housing costs will go up elsewhere in the city and surrounding areas as this project will cause more demand for exisisting housing, and less housing to fill that demand.
 
2012-09-25 05:21:38 AM

PaLarkin: One is the process will take decades. Another is some people won't want to leave.



It'll be the Fillmore district all over again.
 
2012-09-25 05:30:37 AM
window seats that turn into spare beds and beds that turn into tables

My bed already functions just fine as a table
 
2012-09-25 05:42:53 AM
220, 221.

Whatever it takes.
 
2012-09-25 06:21:03 AM

octopied: Here's the Japan convertible apartment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg9qnWg9kak


I used to live in Japan. When I did, Hong Kong was not a part of it. I guess a lot has changed.
 
2012-09-25 06:37:05 AM
My first place in DC (studio) wasn't much bigger (though I paid $875 per month, and that included all utilities). The thing that saved it was having a walk-in closet, as well as a separate linen closet, both of which provided ample storage space.
 
2012-09-25 07:20:32 AM

Lukeonia1: Meh. That's about what you'd pay for those accommodations in Williston, ND right now.


where the hell can you find even that in williston?
/stayed 48 hours and left
//good god that place is insane
 
2012-09-25 07:33:37 AM
I don't get the Asinine tag. Sounds like by the square foot, that's what housing costs in San Francisco. Were I single, just out of college and wanting to live in San Francisco, it sounds like a good compromise. For $1200 to $1700 a month in my neighborhood, you get a three thousand square foot house on a third of an acre thirty minutes from downtown. Of course, that downtown is Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
2012-09-25 08:18:37 AM

untaken_name: I just read an article about how people are leaving California for cheaper places. Can't imagine why, when you can get a whole 200 square feet for more than what 2000 costs you in a normal part of the country.


Yeah, that article moves through the news cycle twice a year.
 
2012-09-25 08:19:17 AM

Bomb Head Mohammed: funny


LOL... perhaps you've heard of a little thing called fracking? There's a reason why kids with a clean criminal record and drivers' license are making $100k/yr driving trucks in ND...
 
2012-09-25 08:25:42 AM
FTFA: But critics counter that the units wouldn't help families

Yeah, you farking numbskulls, that's the point. Not everybody lives with a family, these units are pretty explicitly designed to provide a cheap option for single young people. Is it really that important to screw over young people without a whole lot of cash simply because this one proposal doesn't hurt, but doesn't actually help, your particular identity group? There are valid concerns, but that sure as hell isn't one of them.
 
2012-09-25 09:00:22 AM
Couldn't you be the ultimate hipster and just live in one of these on the street? Plus you could take it up to Napa on the weekends

vagabonders-supreme.net
 
2012-09-25 09:34:50 AM
u can come out of the closet every day??
 
2012-09-25 09:44:13 AM

cptjeff: Is it really that important to screw over young people without a whole lot of cash simply because this one proposal doesn't hurt, but doesn't actually help, your particular identity group?


You've...never attended a city council meeting, have you?
 
2012-09-25 10:36:06 AM
I thank God every day there are insane outhouses like San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Rio where people who are drawn to these places ... go.

And stay the hell away from me.
 
2012-09-25 10:38:40 AM
On the side of the coin, office rates (well, 5 years ago) we cheap. I was paying around $2 per sqft in a beautiful historic 10+ story building on Market Street (800's).

I love SF, the city and the people - except those from Marin, there really is no excuse for them. But I'll never do business in the city again -- I now understand why the office rent was so cheap.
 
2012-09-25 10:44:07 AM

uber humper: On the other side of the coin, office rates (well, 5 years ago) were cheap.


FTFM
 
2012-09-25 10:58:54 AM
I'm sorry, I can't hear you over my sensible cost of housing.

/Missourian
//in the nice parts
 
2012-09-25 11:06:52 AM
Are these buildings with or without the defecating vagrants?
 
2012-09-25 11:10:54 AM

untaken_name: I just read an article about how people are leaving California for cheaper places. Can't imagine why, when you can get a whole 200 square feet for more than what 2000 costs you in a normal part of the country.


That's San Francisco, though. It's always been ridiculous. In Sacramento, I had a 775 square foot one bedroom with a walk in closet and a balcony for $750 a month. In a decent neighborhood, too.
 
2012-09-25 11:31:55 AM
When I moved to San Francisco years ago I was staying in a sublet and looking for places to live. I got a call from a building manager that I'd left a message with. The place had a perfect location for me and was fairly reasonable at $1400 for about 700 sq ft considering it was recently renovated and had great amenities. The guy told me that he had an apartment opening up in a week and it was mine if I wanted it. I asked when I could come take a look and he said that I couldn't as the previous tenant was still there. I declined and he said it was fine as he had no trouble filling that building and didn't want to leave it empty for any days.

Who signs a lease without being able to even look at an apartment? Everyone in that building I guess.

I unfortunately had to move away, at least temporarily, and I really want to go back. Sure, the rent is high, but you can eat like a king for next to nothing in that city. SF is full of incredible ethnic restaurants that charge very little considering the quality when you know where to look. And if you like to cook like I do the quality, variety, seasonal availability, and price of ingredients is unmatched anywhere east of the state.
 
2012-09-25 11:43:13 AM

uber humper: On the side of the coin, office rates (well, 5 years ago) we cheap. I was paying around $2 per sqft in a beautiful historic 10+ story building on Market Street (800's).

I love SF, the city and the people - except those from Marin, there really is no excuse for them. But I'll never do business in the city again -- I now understand why the office rent was so cheap.


you sound like an evil capitalist imperialist pig, you filthy totalitarian slave driver of the moneyed class.

/ working in the FiDi today
/appreciated the smell of urine in the morning... smells like victory/ oppression of the proletariat
 
2012-09-25 11:44:47 AM

BolshyGreatYarblocks: Are these buildings with or without the defecating vagrants?


The latter isn't an option; sorry.
 
2012-09-25 11:58:50 AM

legion_of_doo: uber humper: On the side of the coin, office rates (well, 5 years ago) we cheap. I was paying around $2 per sqft in a beautiful historic 10+ story building on Market Street (800's).

I love SF, the city and the people - except those from Marin, there really is no excuse for them. But I'll never do business in the city again -- I now understand why the office rent was so cheap.

you sound like an evil capitalist imperialist pig, you filthy totalitarian slave driver of the moneyed class.

/ working in the FiDi today
/appreciated the smell of urine in the morning... smells like victory/ oppression of the proletariat


It always amazed me that Bechtel has an office in FiDi. What they fark were they thinking?
 
2012-09-25 12:08:52 PM
or you could just allow make the process of redevelopment substantially easier. but that would actually create more affordable housing across the price spectrum, and no city leader really wants that.
 
2012-09-25 12:50:30 PM

Lukeonia1: Meh. That's about what you'd pay for those accommodations in Williston, ND right now.


...Williston? Really? My family used to go there for an incredibly cheap vacation and, while it is a lovely place, $1200-$1700 for an apartment there is just insane. I mean, there's a place downtown that sells used books by the pound and Service Drugs makes some damn fine chili, but come on. My apartment, 20 minutes from downtown Toronto, costs $1k a month and it's 800 square feet. What is Williston doing that makes them able to charge double the price for a quarter the space? Bear in mind that I've not been there since 2006. Is there a gold mine under the Walmart or something?
 
2012-09-25 12:55:23 PM

504_King_streetcar: Lukeonia1: Meh. That's about what you'd pay for those accommodations in Williston, ND right now.

...Williston? Really? My family used to go there for an incredibly cheap vacation and, while it is a lovely place, $1200-$1700 for an apartment there is just insane. I mean, there's a place downtown that sells used books by the pound and Service Drugs makes some damn fine chili, but come on. My apartment, 20 minutes from downtown Toronto, costs $1k a month and it's 800 square feet. What is Williston doing that makes them able to charge double the price for a quarter the space? Bear in mind that I've not been there since 2006. Is there a gold mine under the Walmart or something?


natural gas boom town?
 
2012-09-25 01:13:54 PM

uber humper: 504_King_streetcar: Lukeonia1: Meh. That's about what you'd pay for those accommodations in Williston, ND right now.

...Williston? Really? My family used to go there for an incredibly cheap vacation and, while it is a lovely place, $1200-$1700 for an apartment there is just insane. I mean, there's a place downtown that sells used books by the pound and Service Drugs makes some damn fine chili, but come on. My apartment, 20 minutes from downtown Toronto, costs $1k a month and it's 800 square feet. What is Williston doing that makes them able to charge double the price for a quarter the space? Bear in mind that I've not been there since 2006. Is there a gold mine under the Walmart or something?

natural gas boom town?


I did not know that. Good for them.
 
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