Aeron Hodges is a small woman, but if she stretches out both arms she can embrace the whole kitchen in the compact “innovation unit” Mayor Thomas Menino is promoting to attract young workers to Boston’s newest neighborhood. Designed by the architecture firm ADD Inc., the apartment is sleek and sculpted, with cool features like convertible storage and a wall mount for the inevitable Geekhouse bicycle. It’s likely to be popular with young, single employees of the biotech and financial companies coming to the Innovation District, and with retirees looking for an urban pied-`a-terre. What it is less likely to be, regrettably, is affordable.
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