Planet Health, the nationwide chain of 24-hour health gyms, will open a brand new location in downtown Walnut Creek.
The brand new health club, authorised Thursday by town’s planning fee, will be a part of a number of different Planet Health areas within the Bay Space, together with the one in Harmony subsequent door.
It would substitute Value Plus World Market, which was closed throughout the pandemic, leaving the bottom flooring of the constructing at 1697 Mt Diablo Blvd. empty.
Planet Health will occupy roughly 19,000 sq. ft of floor area beneath Fleming’s top-floor patio, a restaurant subsequent door.
A consultant for Planet Health advised the planning fee that the health club would entice individuals to town after the vacation season, when a brand new 12 months normally begins with lots of people becoming a member of as members.
The health club chain provides a baseline membership of $10 per thirty days and a “black card” membership for about $23 per thirty days that enables members to work out at any Planet Well being location of their selecting. Baseline membership restricts health club goers to the situation the place they signed up.
Town’s planning workers mentioned in a report back to the commissioners that the health club would “strengthen town’s id and improve the pedestrian-oriented retail sector” by attracting guests around the clock.