In recent years, developers, businesses and communities have realized the benefits of mixed-use properties, and their development has been supported by new zoning laws and other incentives in many areas. Floor measurements in mixed-use properties often presents challenges to developers, property managers, design professionals and others in the real estate industry, creating a clear need for a measurement standard to address the complexities of mixed-use properties. This publication, Mixed-Use Properties: Standard Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.6—2012), meets that need.
The Mixed-Use Standard enables a user to consistently:
Classify the floor areas of a mixed-use property onto use components, parking components, and mixed-use common areas.
Measure the exterior gross areas of use components for office, industrial, retail and multi-unit residential use components, for which rentable area, gross leasable areas or unit areas are individually measurable using measurement standards published by BOMA .
Measure the exterior gross area of use components for which BOMA International does not publish specific measurement standards, such as hotels, theaters, institutional and civic uses, and of parking components
Measure the exterior gross areas of mixed-use common areas and fairly allocate those areas among all use components and parking components within a mixed-use property