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updated: 11/13/2017 6:15 PM

Revised Life Time Fitness plan will go before Lake Zurich panel

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  • A rendering of the proposed three-story, 125,000-square-foot health club Life Time Fitness is proposing for the former Hackney's restaurant site in Lake Zurich.

    A rendering of the proposed three-story, 125,000-square-foot health club Life Time Fitness is proposing for the former Hackney's restaurant site in Lake Zurich.
    Courtesy of Lake Zurich

 
 

Life Time Fitness will present its latest proposal to build a health club on the site of the former Hackney's restaurant in Lake Zurich to the village's planning and zoning commission Wednesday night.

According to village documents, Life Time plans to build a 125,000-square-foot health and fitness club with amenities like cardiovascular and resistance training areas, Pilates and yoga studios, gymnasiums, indoor and outdoor pools, spas, cafes and child-care areas.

Life Time first presented the plan to the village board during a courtesy review session back in August, when residents who live nearby expressed concerns that the three-story club would decrease their property values, worsen their quality of life and increase traffic.

Sarosh Saher, the village's community development director, said he believes changes Life Time has made to the plan since then will address the residents' concerns.

"They have made concessions to the residents, absolutely," Saher said.

One change will move the club farther south and west than initially proposed so it is farther from homes. Life Time's revised plan also adds additional landscaping to further screen the property from neighbors to the north and east.

Included in the materials provided by Life Time is a land survey, a wetland and waters assessment and a traffic study.

The commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the village hall, 70 E. Main St. The commissioners will hear public comment, discuss the plan and vote on whether to recommend it to the village board for final approval.

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