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Reservations brisk for Tampa Bay's first tiny apartments

A Tampa company plans to covert the top eight floors of a downtown office building into "micro-apartments'' of about 300 to 400 square feet, aimed at young downtown workers who are willing to give up their cars for a chance to live without roommates in an affordable apartment. [Rendering courtesy of Urban Core Holdings]

A Tampa company plans to covert the top eight floors of a downtown office building into "micro-apartments'' of about 300 to 400 square feet, aimed at young downtown workers who are willing to give up their cars for a chance to live without roommates in an affordable apartment. [Rendering courtesy of Urban Core Holdings]

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.

Reservations brisk for Tampa Bay's first tiny apartments 04/19/17 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:32pm]
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