The Wharf’s Micro-Units Still Planned, Yet Not-So-Micro After All

  • February 18, 2014

by Lark Turner

The Wharf's Micro-Units Still Planned, Yet Not-So-Micro After All: Figure 1
Rendering of a micro-unit at The Wharf. Courtesy of PN Hoffman.

The micro-units planned for The Wharf, which announced last week that it would be starting construction next month, will be not be quite as micro as previously thought.

Matt Steenhoek of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront wrote UrbanTurf with an update on the small units:

“We are still planning to have a number of ‘micro-units’ planned for Phase 1 of the Wharf. There are approximately 170 units within one of our apartment buildings that has a total of 501 units, so it is not a micro-unit building per se but a large apartment building that includes micros as part of the general mix.”

The Wharf's Micro-Units Still Planned, Yet Not-So-Micro After All: Figure 2

The units also won’t be quite as small as the dimensions we reported last June, when we wrote that they would range in size from 330 to 380 square feet. Steenhoek says most of the units will average around 355 square feet.

However, the layout and small space finishes remain the same. Built-ins will fill up one entire wall, from the doorway to the window. Shelves for books, an armoire for clothing, a sleek kitchen and a Murphy bed that turns into a couch and shelf at night will allow residents to make better use of the available floor space. Rather than swinging doors, the Wharf units will have a sliding barn door. The bathroom will have natural light coming through a translucent glass wall near the shower.

The Wharf's Micro-Units Still Planned, Yet Not-So-Micro After All: Figure 3

“The general approach with the full wall of millwork/murphy bed, etc. is still the same, as is the approach with the floor to ceiling windows/bays and the juliet balconies,” Steenhoek said. “Delivery is anticipated in 2017.”

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