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Entry from January 07, 2016
Apodment (pod + apartment)

A small apartment is sometimes called an “apodment” (pod+ apartment). The word “apodment” was trademarked by Calhoun Properties of Seattle, Washington, with a first use in commerce of August 1, 2009. “Apodments” was cited on Twitter on June 12, 2009.


Twitter
DVICE
‏@dvice
Quno pod-car is designed for a future where we live in pod-apartments http://tinyurl.com/n4tf4n
9:37 AM - 12 Jun 2009

Twitter
Switched
‏@Switched
@dvice apodments…
9:41 AM - 12 Jun 2009

YouTube
GalaXseeds: Apodment Complex
TheBigRipAdmin
Uploaded on Nov 2, 2009
How the Apodment Complex works. The Complex is where you can find your pod (your personal space ship and house) in GalaXseeds, a MMOG from The Big Rip gaming portal.

Daily Journal of Commerce
February 11, 2010
Real Estate Buzz: Lenders — and tenants — like ‘apodments’
By MARC STILES
Real Estate Editor
Those who doubt whether small and humble are good traits to bring to a development project haven’t been paying attention to what’s been occurring on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, where Calhoun Properties and Kauri Investments opened Videre, a congregate-style apartment project, last summer.
(...)
Despite the project’s solid economics, lining up financing wasn’t easy. Community banks are under pressure not to lend on commercial real estate in general. The Videre, with its tiny units — “apodments,” Dirk Mulhair calls them — and communal kitchens, is especially difficult.

Outdoor Perspectives
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Lenders — and tenants — like ‘apodments’
It’s a rooming house. You get a single bed, table, chair and refrigerator. No closet and you share a kitchen facility. While older rooming houses dot the City of Seattle a new one hasn’t been built from the ground up for years. At $500-650/month, it’s fully leased out. Will there be more like it to come? Some say the developer used a loophole and the rooming house didn’t go through the environmental and design review like “congregate housing” normally would. Stay tuned.

Seatle magazine
Are Apodments Ruining Seattle Neighborhoods?
Weighing the pros and cons of microhousing, the newest trend in affordable living in Seattle.

Maria Dolan | November 2012
(...)
Gunning and Born are early adopters of a new housing trend: extra-small apartments with a shared kitchen down the hall—modern versions of the rooming houses of the past, which best suit one busy, budget-minded person who doesn’t have much stuff. Bellevue-based developer Jim Potter was part of a group that built the first modern micro-apartments in the Seattle area under the name “aPodments” on Capitol Hill in 2008. Since then, he and other developers, including Seattle-based Calhoun Properties and Bellevue-based Kauri Investments (the latter is also the developer of Tudor Manor), have built or are planning several more such buildings.

CityLab
Is It Time to Bring Back the Boarding House?
Housing models that have long been banned in American cities could help make them affordable again.

EMILY BADGER Jul 18, 2013
(...)
Some of the types of housing he’s talking about have in fact been built under the label of “apodments” in Seattle, where clever developers have created neo-rooming houses within the city’s eight-person occupancy limit inside what they’re legally treating as townhouses. The units, basically a bedroom with a tiny bathroom and a microwave, are even smaller than the micro-apartments New York and San Francisco have begun considering. They’re more like dorm rooms, some as small as 120 square feet. And they sell for about $500, half of what studios cost in these same neighborhoods.

RISMedia’s housecall
‘Apodments’ Look to Solve Affordable Housing Conundrum
Posted on Jan 6 2016 - 12:32pm by Suzanne De Vita
(...)
The Kasita, a smart technology-enabled, mobile apartment or “apodment,” as coined by CityLab, allows tenants to move their households to urban locales with the tap of a finger, whether across town or across the country. Renters can select their destination with an app, and a “standard big rig truck” arrives to move the cube—no moving boxes required, according to Kasita’s website.

At a microscopic 208 square feet (with 10-foot ceilings), the Kasita remarkably packs several sought-after amenities into its limited space , from an intelligent, queen-size mattress that’s stowed away when not in use, to a walk-in shower, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. The cantilevered, glass unit, housed in a rack with other units, is also equipped with hands-free voice command and a tile system that provides customized storage. The rack is connected to the municipal grid, distributing electricity and water to each Kasita as they move in or out of the rack.

(Trademark)
Word Mark APODMENT
Goods and Services IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Leasing of residential Micro-units and Small residential apartments, real estate brokerage services in the field of residential micro-units and small residential apartments. FIRST USE: 20090801. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20090801
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Trademark Search Facility Classification Code LETTER-3-OR-MORE APODMENT Combination of three or more letters as part of the mark
SHAPES-MISC Miscellaneous shaped designs
Serial Number 76699740
Filing Date October 5, 2009
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition April 13, 2010
Registration Number 3808828
Registration Date June 29, 2010
Owner (REGISTRANT) Calhoun Properties LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY WASHINGTON 1515 E. Calhoun Street Seattle WASHINGTON 98112
(LAST LISTED OWNER) CALHOUN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. CORPORATION WASHINGTON 2371 EASTLAKE AVE. #100 SEATTLE WASHINGTON 98102
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record E. Russell Tarleton
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark APODMENTS
Goods and Services IC 037. US 100 103 106. G & S: Development and construction of micro-unit residential apartments and small residential apartments. FIRST USE: 20120709. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20120709
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 76706881
Filing Date March 17, 2011
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition March 27, 2012
Registration Number 4214128
Registration Date September 25, 2012
Owner (REGISTRANT) Calhoun Properties LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY WASHINGTON 1515 E. Calhoun Street Seattle WASHINGTON 98112
(LAST LISTED OWNER) CALHOUN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, INC. CORPORATION WASHINGTON 2371 EASTLAKE AVE. #100 SEATTLE WASHINGTON 98102
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Bruce T. Goto
Prior Registrations 3808828
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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