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Brad Zubrick
Conn & Associates, Inc. Architects
June 6, 2013

I have a two story mixed-use building with the 1st floor being planned for retail/restaurant only and the 2nd floor being planned for Office. There is a building Lobby with stair and elevator access to the 2nd floor and cannot be accessed by any of the 1st floor retail or restaurant spaces. Is the Mixed Use Standard the correct standard to use for this Building? Also I am trying to follow some sort of correlation between the global summary and MUCA allocation calcs. Are the MUCA allocation calcs from the spreadsheet on page 29-30 of the Mixed Use supplement used in the global summary?

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
June 7, 2013

Hi Brad,

If the office component is the majority, you could simply use the office standard, otherwise, the Mixed Use Standard would be the most appropriate.

The MUCA calculations on page 29-30 of the Mixed-Use Standard are meant to determine the ratio of mixed use common area to be applied to the BOMA 2010 Office Standard Global Summary of Areas. Read page 36 "Office Global Summary of Areas" for more information.

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