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Confusion with building:flats=*

See some discussion about this topic at Talk:Key:building:flats#Confusion_with_building:units.3D.2A.
miki (talk) 13:13, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Could we repurpose this as a "superset" of building:flats=*. So building:units=* specifies the "Number of residential and commercial units" and not just the residential ones we have a perfectly fit in the flat count. Flohoff (talk) 09:15, 1 February 2021 (UTC)

I don't think that will be possible, because currently >99% of building:units uses are for the number of apartments (flats) in a building in Los Angeles, California. Also, it's often difficult to find how many actual "units" are in a large commercial building, such as an office building, because companies are often able to lease variable sized areas and re-model them for their own purposes. --Jeisenbe (talk) 05:18, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
But the number will still be valid in case of a pure residential building. Just in case of mixed buildings this might be off of the commercial units in the building. Flohoff (talk) 07:47, 2 February 2021 (UTC)