New Kettering fitness center to follow rezoning at business park

The rezoning of Forrer Pointe Business Park at the intersection of Forrer Boulevard and Woodman Drive is set to be considered by Kettering City Council. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF
The rezoning of Forrer Pointe Business Park at the intersection of Forrer Boulevard and Woodman Drive is set to be considered by Kettering City Council. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

Credit: NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

Credit: NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

KETTERING – The rezoning of about 6 acres in north Kettering involves land where a new fitness center is being proposed.

The plan calls for changing the zoning for Forrer Pointe Business Park from an economic development overlay district to a business park district, officials said.

Fit-ology & Wellness LLC submitted an application to make tenant upgrades at the business park at 2357-2391 Woodman Drive, city records show.

Fit-ology contact Ken Hunter could not be reached for comment. .

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City records state the change recommended by the Kettering Planning Commission “would expand the allowable uses at the site to allow a proposed personal service use…and would better reflect the current usage of the property as a light mix of contractor’s shops and storage and a medical office.”

The proposed business would involve “private one-on-one” fitness instruction and occupy about 3,000 square feet at Forrer Pointe, said David Nianouris of Forrer Development, Ltd. He said it may go forward in the first quarter of the year.

The proposed rezoning, set to be considered by Kettering City Council Tuesday, had no opposition during a public hearing earlier this month.

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If approved by council the rezoning would occur in two weeks, according to Tom Robillard, Kettering’s planning and development director.

Nianouris said the city approached Forrer Development about the zoning change.

Robillard told council earlier this month the rezoning “goes along with our efforts to phase out the economic development overlay (district) throughout the city and make them into the standard zoning category, which frees up the uses and eliminates a lot of the red tape that would be requested to occupy those spaces.”

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The goal is a to create a “more flexible and responsive modern zoning code,” city records state.

Forrer Pointe was built as a commercial condominium and 54 individually deeded units and two out lots — a car wash and an available 1.2-acre parcel, Nianouris said.

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