My question is regarding an office building in downtown seattle, WA. It's 47 story with 6 floors of parking. The area that I have a question on is on the 2nd floor, which is also at street level since the building is on a slope. There are two retail space (Suite 12, Pita Express and Suite 3, Sounds Soups) that is set outside of the building, but still on the property of the building. The space does not have any covered awning protruding out, but the only way to get to the space is walking outside. Can I apply the external circulation rule to this and give a 5' wide walking pathway and designated that as building common in my BOMA calculation? I am new to the forum, and if you need to see the floor plan in question let me know how I can submit that to you. I will upload a pdf of the plan in my 'Planmine' file for now.