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From Mall to Micro-Units

by Lark Turner

From Mall to Micro-Units: Figure 1

The oldest indoor mall in the U.S. has been converted into a micro-unit housing development.

The top two floors of the Providence Arcade in Rhode Island, built in 1828, have been converted into 48 apartments ranging in size from 225-450 square feet, according to LifeEdited. Pricing for the units, which come simply furnished, start at a mere $550 a month. Almost all of the apartments are one-bedrooms/studios, but there is one two-bedroom and one three-bedroom unit in the complex.

From Mall to Micro-Units: Figure 2

A retail floor has been retained on the first level of the complex, but the stores are apparently closed early in the morning to afford the upstairs residents, whose rooms open onto an atrium overlooking the first floor, some privacy and quiet.

From Mall to Micro-Units: Figure 3

You can check out floorplans for the units here, but if you want to live, you’ll need to be patient. There is already a waiting list.

From Mall to Micro-Units: Figure 4

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/from_mall_to_micro-units_in_rhode_island/9013

1 Comment

  1. Jerry said at 7:24 pm on Thursday September 25, 2014:
    This was done in Downtown L.A. a few years ago with a similar building. http://www.springarcadebuilding.com/

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