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common area

n. in condominium and some cooperative housing projects, the areas not owned by an individual owner of the condominium or cooperative residence, but shared by all owners, either by percentage interest or owned by the management organization. Common areas may include recreation facilities, outdoor space, parking, landscaping, fences, laundry rooms and all other jointly used space. Management is by a homeowners' association or cooperative board, which collects assessments from the owners and pays for upkeep, some insurance, maintenance and reserves for replacement of improvements in the common area. This can also refer to the area in a shopping center or mall outside of the individual stores, for which each business pays a share of maintenance based on percentage of total store space occupied.

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In addition, the landlord can argue that the government's continuous security presence has destroyed its right to dispose of its rights to control and use the common areas. Although the landlord may arguably retain the "bare legal right" to dispose of the common area should it desire to sell the building, the government's permanent occupancy of the common areas for security purposes has rendered this right worthless.
The Willamalane Park and Recreation District has started work to transform a rundown common area into a new park.
Working with the provider for Mather Pavilion of Evanston, Ill., architect Mithun won high marks for achieving an impressive level of "residential character" for a common area with a core area renovation cost of just $55 per square foot.
The boutique hotel was built in 1985 and ING Clarion plans a $1.9 million renovation project that will preserve the hotel's charm while upgrading the common area and guest rooms, as well as modernizing the elevators.
In fact, each neighborhood is themed after a particular common area that is located within it.
If anyone challenged him on his measurement, he would explain that since each tenant uses his lobby, each tenant must pay for its proportionate share of that common area.
The building consists of three structures--two three-story facilities and a common area connecting the two main structures, one of which is designed for the future addition of a fourth floor.
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We were responsible for common area renovations, including the hallways and corridors, and later took over the exterior waterproofing of all three buildings.
The common area hallways are patterned in a zigzag fashion, creating private entry alcoves leading into spacious interiors.
total space needed: approx 4,000-4,700 sf +/- depending on circulation and common area factors if applicable.
New construction will consist of three state-of-the-art buildings, two three-story facilities and a common area connecting the two main structures.

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