Council Approves Special Land Use for Workout 1 Move

 10/13/2017 - 01:31
Emily Rogers, owner of Workout 1, listens to Saline City Council proceedings Monday.

Saline City Council voted 6-0 to approve a special land use that will allow Workout1 to move from its downtown location to a new space at 1408 E. Michigan Ave., at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Industrial Drive.

The property is zoned Industrial-2.

Emily Rogers, owner of Workout1, told council she needed to find a new location for her business because the building she’s in, at 118 E. Michigan Ave., was recently sold.

“The new owners do not want tenants, so I’m forced to look elsewhere,” Rogers told council.

In a memo to council Rogers said that Workout 1, founded in 2010, has 250-300 members. Moving down the road will allow her to expand from 7,000 square feet to 8,772 square feet.

Workout1 has one full-time employee and seven part-time employees.

City staff had recommended approval of the special land use request to city council and the planning commission. City planners also voted 8-0 on the request.

There is currently no timetable for the move, Rogers said.

Andrew Warner, owner of Wartech, sold the former Sun Engineering building to Klingelnberg, a German gear manufacturer which originally planned to locate in the industrial park but has since decided to move downtown.

The building was sold by ZB Holdings, controlled by Warner, to KLA Real Estate LLC, for $1,486,000 on June 13.

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