Mountain View California is the headquarter for search engine giant Google. The immediate neighborhood is usable to provide employees with housing. Linkedin, Facebook are also having same problems. However, with Google's employer support help is on the way. North Bayshore district that may likely create up to 10,250 units of high-density housing consists of 12 story buildings. Apartments may be limited to 5 stories high so they do not hover over single story existing homes below. Town folks are opt to vote on it.
There will be no room for huge parking lots. The City encourage walkable mixed use units with retail store at street level like New York or Boston. Green bike lanes and pedestrian facilities are provided. There are public transportation and light rails which have been under utilized.
Living in a mini-flat is almost like staying in a hotel room. Furnitures are preinstalled and hidden in a closet. Some have a small kitchenette, a dishwasher and a refrigerator. Laundry room is dedicated on each floor.
There will be a 24/7 public lounges like in a hotel and common space. The first floor will consists of eatery, dry cleaners, and shops.
The City will serve as living room with many enjoy out door life. These are intended for millennials who have a busy schedule to rest and go about their business. For Google employees they eat all three meals at work free of charge. Dentist and massage are next to work. Many code all night long and sleep during the day.
In many other cities with high cost of renting from housing shortage, there have been a lot conversions of micro, nano-sized housing developed in recent years. Many are converted from older buildings. Here is a concept for five different designs. They all utilize space efficiently. Design for Femto housing
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