San Francisco developer considers building 200-square-foot apartments

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Sunday, November 6, 2016
This image shows the toilet/ sink proposed for the tiny in apartments in San Francisco, Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco has been tinkering with the idea of micro-apartments, but the latest venture may be going a bit too far.

According to the real estate web page SocketSite, a developer wants to convert a used-car lot on South Van Ness Avenue and 15th Street into a high-density apartment building. Each unit would be less than 200-square-feet.

That's enough space for a microwave, a pull-down Murphy bed, and a sink that is built into the top of the toilet to save room.

Residents would share a community kitchen and lounge. The developer calls it "group housing" for the "sharing economy."