The draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed LA Fitness Club project at The Shops at Rossmoor is now online and the public has until April 24 to comment on the draft environmental impact report.
Meanwhile, as the Seal Beach Sun reports, opponents have begun campaigning against the project.
LA Fitness wants to put a 37,000 square foot health club in the Shops at Rossmoor, in the parking lots behind the Sprouts market. The Seal Beach Planning Commission approved the project last year, but residents of the adjacent condominium complex appealed the decision to the City Council. In addition,many residents of Rossmoor have campaigned against the project, believing it will make an already crowded shopping center traffic situation much worse and it will dramatically increase the street parking in Rossmoor if condominium residents lose their parking rights at the center.
In July, the council voted to uphold the appeal—essentially denying the permit for the project. At the time, council members cited concern about the potential impact of increased traffic on the safety of school children.
The article in the Seal Beach Sun can be read here,