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EXCERPT: “Micro apartments are springing up all over Minneapolis, but developers of tiny units thus far have avoided the suburbs, particularly those as far out as Apple Valley. But one developer — Bigos Management — sees an appetite for small units in the far south metro. The company has pitched a two-building, 239-unit apartment complex just south of Kelley Park in Apple Valley, though some neighbors have objected. Golden Valley-based Bigos owns a 196-unit apartment building just north of the park and said there’s a 50-person waiting list to get into the one-bedroom units, far outpacing demand for two- and three-bedroom units. So Bigos wants to build nearly 50 units that have less than 579 square feet, with some as small as 434 square feet. Bigos told the city that the market is demanding more small units with better community spaces. That also means more density. The proposal calls for two five-story buildings with densities on par with projects like Excelsior & Grand in St. Louis Park and some of the student housing in Dinkytown near the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus. At 60 and 67 units per acre, Bigos’s Parkside Village Gabella would easily be the most dense market-rate project in Apple Valley, with the next closest being 46 units per ace, according to city documents.” FULL STORY: