living unit


Definition of living unit

: an apartment or house for use by one family

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That includes a number of inquiries about multigenerational plans — homes that have a separate living unit for older parents wanting to join their kids, or for kids who remain home after college. Mark Samuelson, The Denver Post, "As Fox Hill hatches its first new homeowners, families opt for very customized ranches to match their vision of farm life," 15 Aug. 2019 Three years ago, the city commissioned a study to find ways to reduce the percentage of single-family homes on large lots, which make up 77 percent of the city's living units, and traditional apartment buildings. John Tuohy, Indianapolis Star, "Noblesville developers are moving away from single-family homes," 16 July 2019 The facility, previously used as a man camp for workers in the area's oil industry, currently has three operating dormitory units, which are large portables that have multiple living units that each have three rooms with a total of 12 bunk beds. James Barragán, Dallas News, "Is Carrizo Springs migrant facility 'too much, too late' in addressing the migrant crisis on the southern border?," 10 July 2019 In the assisted living unit at Signature Pointe, residents watched a variety of 15- to 20-minute simulations. Kara Carlson, Dallas News, "Why a Dallas VR company thinks its tech can help aging adults unlock memories," 3 July 2019 Meanwhile, a community meeting was held recently to discuss a new proposal for a redevelopment across Irving Park Road from Sears, with 265 senior living units and 50,000 square feet of retail space, including an Aldi. Lauren Zumbach,, "Chicago's last Sears to close for good Sunday," 13 July 2018 DeCleene said the facility would have 200 living units. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "City of Oconomowoc approves annexation of 22 acres from the town," 7 Feb. 2018 Photo: Giacomo Fortunato for The Wall Street Journal The Alta LIC building also has conventional apartments, but the co-living units are filling up faster, says Matthew Baron, one of the Alta LIC building’s developers. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "For Rent: 98-Square-Foot BR in Co-Living Apt., Community Included," 27 Sep. 2018 Its health center has 60 nursing beds, 22 memory support units and 41 assisted living units. Audrey Mcavoy, The Seattle Times, "Hawaii retirement home clarifies assisted suicide rules," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of living unit

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

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