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Want cheaper rent? Check out these micro apartments popping up in Kansas City

Posted at 8:39 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 23:18:51-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Looking for the cheapest rent you can find? Take a look at these micro-apartments in Kansas City, Missouri.

Owner of UC-B Properties, Lance Carlton, said, "This is the first micro-unit project in Kansas City and I think actually the Midwest."

By micro, he means 300 square feet at Scholars Row at 5523 Troost Avenue.

"I think the younger generation has less things. Less furniture, less baggage. I think the price is also a big factor," Carlton said.

The units are furnished, with utilities and WiFi included, all for $850 a month.

Kansas City recently defined the cap for what rent qualifies as affordable at $1187 per month. Micro-units aren't the only way to save.

Melonie Harris, Regional Property Manager for Block Multifamily Group told 41 Action News, "The smaller units seem to rent very well."

The Grand at 1125 McGee Street has units starting at $1125 in a newly-renovated building that's jam-packed with amenities. The apartment is 495 square feet, but Rosie Tangtrongmit the community manager, said, "Again, people aren't needing that much space anymore. They're really condensing their lifestyle."