So many homes and buildings around here have doors on the second floor, ten feet off the ground, not opening onto a deck or something but just onto empty air. Seems like it's too many to be planning for decks people didn't build.
There's even one on a large brick business-type building which faces towards the street, so there isn't even room to add more than a tiny balcony or fire escape, hardly worth installing a door for (and a sturdy weatherized secure door at that). (It's not the one pictured, this is just something I found on the Internet that's somewhat similar.)
Is there some reason that eludes me for why these are so often being built in this area?