Maple Grove City Council Approves PUD Concept Stage Plan Amendment for Life Time Swim School
Jun 23, 2017 06:05AM ● Published by Doug Erlien
Life Time Swim School Concept plan (Photo provided in Maple Grove City Council documents)
The standalone swim school is proposed at the northwest corner of the intersection of Hemlock Lane and Forestview Lane North.
“The exciting concept for us is it’s a single destination for members and non-members that are registered in swimming activities. From our perspective, our brand is very important,” Life Time Fitness Vice President of Development Jeff Melby told the council during the June 5 meeting. “We envision the building facade would not only fit in with the area, residential and commercial, but also be a nice and attractive building.”
According to documents provided to the council, the proposed 17,750 square feet facility would include two swimming pools (with swimming lessons for all levels), a locker room, and a coffee bar.
"Life Time has enjoyed a strong relationship with the City of Maple Grove in their shared facility south of Weaver Lake Road. Demand for these popular aquatic related services and programs are often greater than Life Time can provide in the shared facility," Life Time Fitness stated in their proposal. "To meet the demand, Life Time is proposing to build a standalone swim school in the northwest corner of the intersection of Hemlock Lane and Forestview Lane North."
Between 30-50 employees are anticipated for the proposed new site - 16 employees typically onsite at one time.