Planet Fitness is working with the town of Reading to open a fitness center at 275 Salem Street, adjacent to REI and Dunkin Donuts.
If everything goes according to plan, the fitness center will be 17,320 square feet and feature workout equipment, locker rooms and a tanning area. The membership fee will be $10 per month.
Planet Fitness is the industry leader in low cost, high value fitness facilities, VP of Operations for North Shore Fit Management Taylor Mandell said.
According to Mandell, they are still in the permitting process for the Reading location, but hope to open in February of 2013.
As soon as the CPDC approves their site plan review, then they can obtain the building permit. After a meeting on Monday, the CPDC asked for a traffic movement study "that would assess how the parking lot would operate when it's roughly 85 percent full," Reading Staff Planner Jessie Wilson said.
Their primary issue is the concern for safety and how movements in the parking lot would impact safety, she said. Mandell will have to hire a traffic engineer to look at that before their next meeting on Nov. 26.
Once the site plan review is approved by the CPDC, they will need a building permit and a permit from the Board of Health for their tanning area.
Once these permits are obtained, they can begin construction. They plan to make a few changes to the interior and improve the storefront, according to their plans. Take a look at their storefront rendering here.
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