living unit


Definition of living unit 

: an apartment or house for use by one family

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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 According to Oconomowoc Director of Economic Development Bob Duffy, the latest discussions for the development included 18 memory care units and 62 independent living units. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Potential senior development site in Oconomowoc gets extension to review land," 20 June 2018 The rule prohibits tobacco products — cigarettes, cigars, pipes and hookahs — in living units, indoor common areas, administrative offices and outdoors within 25 feet of housing and administrative office buildings. Vikki Ortiz,, "As public housing buildings go smoke-free, health advocates mobilize to help residents quit," 2 July 2018 The original plan included plans for a 2,500-seat baseball stadium, five or six lacrosse fields, a nine-hole golf course, public market, restaurant and two apartment complexes comprising 410 living units. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Developers will hold listening session for $85 million Pewaukee development," 15 June 2018 Specifically, Trammel Crow wants to build 169 living units where the current zoning specifications allow 117, according to the city staff report. Genevieve Bookwalter,, "Developer gets first-round approval in effort to bring senior high-rise to downtown Evanston," 29 May 2018 The living units have to be connected to water, sewer, gas and electric service. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska cities, facing housing crunch, encourage backyard cottages and apartment additions," 27 June 2018 The Hyde Park property includes two structures: the three-story stucco and stone residence on the corner and a shingled building with two living units that was built several years earlier. Nancy Sarnoff,, "Houston property for sale, possible ex-Clark Gable home," 4 May 2018 In return, renters of co-living units known as Alta by Ollie get the benefits of a new building with dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline and Queens railroad yards. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "New York City High Rise Offers Dorm-Style Living for Adults," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of living unit

circa 1937, in the meaning defined above

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