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Crews begin work on city's first 'stackable' apartments

Crews begin work on city's first 'stackable' apartments
A modular unit is hoisted by crane, and will be stacked on top of other similar units, to complete a seven-story apartment complex in Seattle.
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SEATTLE - There's a seven-story building going up in Belltown that is the first of its kind in Seattle, and could represent the building blocks for more urban housing down the line.

"Why do you suppose they build a refrigerator in a factory instead of in your kitchen?" says builder Dale Sperling. "It's more efficient."

And with that simple concept in mind, construction company One Build is putting together 49 box-like units in Klamath Falls, Ore., and they're putting them together fast.

The units are modern and feel bigger than 720 feet because of creative space management.

"We consider them great, big, large Lego blocks," Sperling said. "And they're going to be attached, they're going to be stacked, unit-by-unit over two weekends."

Rents at 'N-Habit Seattle' will range from about $1,600-$2,000 per month for a typical unit, although studios will go for less and double-lofts will have higher rents.

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