Big Winner of Tiny Apartment Competition Unveiled

Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the winner of a competition to build a micro-apartment pilot project in Manhattan. Consisting of 55 micro-units measuring between 250 and 375 square feet, the project will utilize modular construction.
January 22, 2013, 1pm PST | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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Monadnock Develpment in partnership with the Actors Fund for Housing Development and Capsys, "a modular housing builder based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard," have been selected to build New York City's first mico-apartment pilot project on a site in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan, reports Matt Chaban. Designed by New York firm nArchitects, Monadnock's "My Micro NY" proposal was selected from among 33 submissions to the city's adAPT NYC competition.

According to Chaban, "[t]he units range in size from 250 to 375 square feet, with 40 percent set aside for affordable housing--half for low-income residents, half for middle income. Prices would range from $940 per month to $1,800, with more for the remaining market rate units."

"The project will also be the first modular development in Manhattan, following on the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn, which suggests that prefabricated construction may indeed take hold as a new model for housing development in the city, at least on the low end."

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Published on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in The New York Observer
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