At its meeting on February 28, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission is scheduled to consider plans to open a health club in a 1930s building in Hollywood.
The currently-vacant building, located at the northeast corner of La Brea Avenue and Romaine Street, previously served as a commercial warehouse. Applicant 1 Up Fitness Group, a subsidiary of the German organization McFit Global Group, intends to convert the five-story edifice into a 58,417-square-foot athletic club, featuring weight rooms, group fitness groups, a spa and salon, a swimming pool, a juice bar, and restaurant space.
The project would also include 114 parking spaces, which would be located within an existing four-story parking structure.
Gruen Associates is designing the commercial reuse project, which would place the proposed pool outdoors atop a third-story terrace. Plans also call for the creation of a new courtyard fronting an alley along the eastern property line.
A staff report to the City Planning Commission recommends that the project's proposed mitigated negative declaration should be adopted, and that a requested zone change and alcohol permit should be approved.
The historic building is surrounded by properties owned by prolific Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm CIM Group, which is currently built a mixed-use apartment complex and an eight-story office building on adjoining sites.
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