Just a day after Tampa Bay's first tiny apartments went up for grabs, about 40 of the 120 already had been reserved. "That's not bad in 24 hours,'' Omar Garcia, manager of Urban Core Holdings, said Tuesday.
The company, under contract to buy a downtown Tampa office building and convert it into micro apartments, began taking reservations Monday at www.220madisontampa.com. The $50 reservation fee is refundable but the first people to reserve will have their choice of units if they end up renting.
Once the sale of the building closes, Urban Core plans to make a model of the units, "put it on a trailer and drive it around'' downtown Tampa so prospective tenants can see if they could really live in 300 to 400 square feet, Garcia said.