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"floor" Amenity Space

Marilyn Sheppard
Collective Architecture
February 25, 2021

Our building has a business center in a multi-tenant floor that only serves for the 3 suites in that floor, not the entire building. How should I categorize that space?
Would it be Building Amenity Area (But it is not for the use of everyone) or leave it to column "L" in the spreadsheet as "Floor Service Area"?
Thank you,

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
February 26, 2021

Hi Marilyn,

Under BOMA 2017 Office, the business center should be designated as either Inter-Building Amenity Area or Inter-Building Service area. Both will allow you to proportionately allocate the area to only those Occupants that have access to the space. Inter-Building Area calculations are found in Advanced Concepts in the Standard. The decision on whether it's Inter-Building Amenity Area or Inter-Building Service Area is based on the permanency of the space and whether it could be converted to Tenant Area. If it's convertible to Tenant Area, then it would be Inter-Building Amenity Area, in which case, Floor Service Area on the floor is allocated to it first (like Occupant Area and Building Amenity Area). Otherwise, it may be an Inter-Building Service Area, in which case, Floor Service Area is not allocated to it before allocation to the benefiting Occupants. I hope this helps.


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