Details released for new South Des Moines Fitness Center



The Genesis Health Club, offered in a space previously occupied by a department store in Southridge Mall, will feature basketball courts, training areas and a lap pool. Rendered by Hanney & Associates Architects

The roof will be gathered over 9 feet over part of the Southridge Mall to accommodate basketball courts at Genesis Health Club, a Kansas-based company that plans to open a fitness center at Des Moines Mall, the city ​​documents show.

Genesis Health Club, based in Kansas, announced in March that he planned to purchase the old Sears building at Southridge Mall, 111 E. Army Post Road, and convert the structure into a fitness and athletics complex.

Plans for the 108,807 square feet of space, which has been vacant since Sears closed its store and automotive hub in August 2016, include:

• 42,406 square feet of space for five high school basketball courts that can also be used for volleyball courts.

• 41,766 square feet for a health club, which will include areas for cardio, weight training, aerobics and cycling. Changing rooms with hammams and showers are also provided.

• A 25 meter swimming pool with five lanes and a depth of 4 feet.

• Daycare.

The building’s structure will be altered to accommodate the basketball courts, according to a project description provided to members of the Des Moines Urban Design Review Board, who approved preliminary designs for the project on Tuesday.

Columns currently in space will be removed and the ceiling raised “to provide the proper clearances required for basketball and volleyball,” according to the story.

Construction, estimated at $ 16.5 million, is expected to begin later this year and be completed in mid-2022.

The project is expected to receive up to $ 9.6 million in additional financial assistance to be paid over a 20-year period.

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