Saline City Council voted 6-0 to approve a special land use that will allow a new fitness business on Industrial Drive.
Lynn Bahena and Del Baldwin plan to open Delirium Fitness at 1207 and 1209 Industrial Drive, in the same building as Eluminous Studios.
Bahena explained to City Council what Delirium Fitness will offer.
“We are a small-group fitness studio. We hold one-hour long, variable-intensity interval training classes for groups of 12 or fewer,” Bahena said.
She said the main hours of operation will be 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
“We’re excited about the possible opening of our studio. We’re both community members in Saline so we see a lot of potential. We’re thrilled to be considered,” Bahena said.
The Saline Planning Commission previously approved the special land use.
Bahena and Baldwin are the two only two staff members, and since class sizes are small, there should be plenty of parking for the business, Bahena said.
No one spoke during a public hearing on the special land use application.
Mayor ProTem Linda TerHaar’s motion to approve the special land use was seconded by Councillor Jack Ceo.
Councillor Dean Girbach, the council’s liaison to planning commission, noted the planning body’s support for the application.
“The Planning Commission was in unanimous support of this. Of course, it is another fitness business. But, hey, everyone is into fitness now,” Girbach said. “It makes sense to expand (the use for other purposes), so this is a good idea.”
This is in the space presently occupied by Eluminous Studio?
Delirium will be located in the Crown Center, a building which also houses Eluminous Studios and Jazzercize. Councillor Ceo and Mayor ProTem TerHaar both felt the new business was well suited for the building.
“Eluminous Studio has had Yoga classes and (the building) has had some kind of dance/fitness business, so I think it fits the uses there in the same building,” Ceo said.
“It seems like a good fit with the other uses in the building,” she said.
Council voted 6-0 to approve the special land use.