Downtown L.A. micro-lofts for rent may be affordable, but they sure are tiny
The Rosslyn Lofts in downtown L.A. announced the availability of micro-loft apartments last week featuring kitchenettes, free utilities and free Internet.
Redesigned to serve the downtown workforce, the 1913 concrete-and-steel building at 451 S. Main St. was largely gutted and now has 297 rentals, 259 of which qualify as "affordable housing." Households earning between 35% and 60% of the Los Angeles areaâ€™s median income are eligible to lease the units from $484 to $832.
Now here comes the micro part: The spaces range from 200 to 325 square feet. That's smaller than a standard two-car garage.
Does small mean affordable? You tell me.
-- Lauren Beale
Photo: The building's exposed brick adds visual interest to a wall of a model unit. Credit: Parness & Associates