On February 20th, members of ULI New York’s Housing Council attended a private tour of the Museum of the City of New York’s new exhibit Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers. The exhibit showcases innovative design solutions to better accommodate New York City’s changing, and sometimes surprising, demographics, including a rising number of single people. Co-presented in partnership with the Citizen’s Housing & Planning Council (CHPC), Making Room showcases CHPC’s exploration of new housing ideas that can accommodate New York’s shifting demographics and increasing population as well as the winning designs from the Bloomberg administration’s recently launched pilot competition to test new housing models (adAPT NYC Competition). Member’s explored the exhibit’s full-sized, flexibly furnished micro-studio apartment of just 325 square feet – a size prohibited in most areas of the city.
The group was joined by Sarah Watson, Deputy Director of the Citizen’s Housing & Planning Council as well as Rebecca Sauer of Actor’s Fund Housing Development Corporation and Alphonse Lembo of Monadnock Construction, co-developers of the winning proposal for last year’s adAPT NYC Competition.
Find out more about the exhibit here.