Property Briefs: Equinox Planning Chicago Club and Hotel; Wellness Center News

The Chicago Planning Commission on July 19 will review developments within a new 680-foot tower at 725 W. Randolph Street, including a 30,000-square-foot health club and a 165-room hotel by Equinox, New York, according to Chicago Curbed. (Equinox is planning to open hotel concepts in major American cities starting in 2019.) If the fitness company’s plans are approved, they will then face reviews from the city’s Zoning Committee and City Council for final approval. The tower, designed by Roger Ferris + Partners and developed by Related Midwest, has been envisioned as a gateway to Chicago’s popular West Loop neighborhood, Chicago Curbed reported.

Construction is slated to begin in mid-2019 on the $250 million Verde Center at Peachtree wellness campus in Mesquite, Texas, Dallas Business Journal reported. The 60-acre campus, located off Gross Road, was recently green-lighted by Mesquite City Council. It will feature a hospital and helipad, a research and fitness center, a medical office space and additional areas for retail and lofts. Verde Center at Peachtree is being developed through a partnership between Ryan Cos. U.S. Inc., Medical Campus Group, Lang and Co., and the nonprofit Peachtree Foundation.

Health insurance company Humana, Louisville, Kentucky, on June 21 opened a new health and fitness center next door to its downtown corporate headquarters, the Courier-Journal reported. The 29,000-square-foot space, called Wel at Humana, is open to the public and Humana's 12,000 local employees, the latter of which are eligible for membership discounts. The $8 million multipurpose facility, located a 522. Main St., features various exercise spaces and a massage room and meditation room.

The San Francisco Planning Department on June 26 announced that 799 Van Ness LLC intends to redevelop a historic building at 799 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco into a 40,000-square-foot integrated health club and hospitality concept. The operator of the health club and a development timeline will be announced at a later date, according to a media release.

Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, recently began construction on a 4,000-square-foot student fitness center, according to a media release. The new facility, slated to be open by October 2018, is located beside the William S. Moore Student Athletic Activities Building. It will include strength and cardio equipment, and group exercise spaces for yoga, Zumba, barre and Pilates. “We believe education should feed the mind, spirit and body,” Spartanburg Methodist College President Scott Cochran said during a June 19 groundbreaking ceremony this week, according to the release. “This new facility will make it easier for our students to stay healthy while they pursue their college goals, and they’re extremely excited about it.”

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