LA Fitness project to go to council

Illustration of LA Fitness project footprint and vicinity. From EIR

Both supporters and opponents of the LA Fitness gym project have asked the City Council to reconsider decisions made by other city commissions.

The appeals are likely to go to the council on Sept. 11, according to Assistant City Manager Patrick Gallegos. He confirmed this week that the developer has appealed the Planning Commission’s vote to deny a conditional use permit for a proposed health club in the Shops at Rossmoor shopping center (which is actually located in Seal Beach). Gallegos also said that the Coalition Against LA Fitness in Seal Beach has appealed the Environmental Quality Control Board’s decision to advise the city that the Final EIR for the project was prepared in accordance with California Environmental Quality Act standards.

The plan is to build a 37,000-square-foot health club in the shopping center, on Rossmoor Center Way, near condominiums in both Seal Beach and Rossmoor. The council rejected an identical project last year, but developers withdrew the application before the council could vote on a formal resolution to reject the project—which made it legally possible to resubmit the project six months later rather than two years later.