Brainerd, Minnesota is considering a relaxation of the zoning code to allow houses as small as 400 square feet, according to this article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The current minimum house size is 750 square feet. The usual pros (less expensive to buy and maintain; a way to utilize undersized lots in old part of town) and cons (property values; looks like a doll house) are being discussed by the city council.
News from around Minnesota: Brainerd debates small houses
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