NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City has a designer for its first micro-unit apartment building.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday a development team won the design competition for the pilot program.
It'll design and construct a 55-micro-unit building, "My Micro NY," on city-owned property on West 27th Street in Manhattan. The units will be between 250 and 370 square feet — about the size of a one-car garage.
Forty-to-50 percent will be reserved for low- and middle-income New Yorkers.
The announcement was made at the Museum of the City of New York. An exhibition opening at the museum Wednesday features a 325-square-foot model of a fully-furnished studio. It also features the designs of the city's winner and four finalists.
The team consists of Monadnock Development LLC, Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation and nARCHITECTS.
- Mayor Michael Bloomberg
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