Living in a Former Automotive Shop
Cari Tuna over at the Wall Street Journal tells us what’s up in the Mission:
In the Mission District, onetime automotive shops are proving a popular choice for group housing. Near the 16th Street Bay Area Rapid Transit station, a cohort of 20-something software developers, a musician and a photographer has lived on the second floor of a large former auto-body shop since last year.
Johnny Hwin, 25, a musician and Web entrepreneur, says he inherited the apartment from residents who added bedrooms, a bathroom and a kitchen over the last several years. One roommate sleeps in a former elevator shaft that once lifted vehicles to the building’s second floor.