The tiny apartments are designed as "crash pads for people who work 24/7 in Silicon Valley and need a place in the city to sleep and party" but do not "build a sense of community or neighborhood," said Sara Shortt of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco.
They can, however, alleviate a growing housing problem in the congested city. San Francisco's general plan calls for thousands of additional residential units in upcoming years, 60 percent of them designed for low- and moderate-income households, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday.
The city's Board of Supervisors' plan to cap development of the micro-apartments at 375 was set to be discussed at a Thursday meeting.
"We don't see any policy rationale for the cap. We need the housing," said city planner Sophie Hayward.
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