NYC’s Office of Emergency Management announced its Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype Program yesterday in Cadman Plaza. Prototypes of pre-fab units meant to be deployed and assembled quickly after a Sandy-like event are now on display.
Gothamist: The prototype, which includes one handicap-accessible unit, is made up of three apartments: one 3-bedroom and two 1-bedrooms, ranging in size from 480-square-feet to 813-square-feet. The space—next to OEM’s offices near Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn—measures approximately 40’ x 100’. Each unit comes with a small balcony, storage space, a kitchen, living space, and bathroom, on top of the bedrooms. For comparison’s sake, the microunits that were unveiled last year as part of the city’s “adAPT NYC” pilot program ranged from 250 and 370-square-feet.