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Volume 18, Issue 1
January 2020


Development News

Life Time Fitness breaks ground

Life Time
Conceptual drawing of Life Time looking at the NE corner of Barnes and CHB

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on December 18 for the four-story fitness and work center that is being built at the southwest corner of Barnes Rd. and Cedar Hills Bl. (CHB). It will be the first Oregon club for Life Time, based in Chanhassen, Minnesota, which has more than 100 locations in 29 states and Canada. The land is part of the Sunset Station and Barnes Road Planned Unit Development that was created by Peterkort Co. They are selling this property to Life Time.

In addition to fitness classes and equipment, the 138,000-square-foot club will offer childcare, personal services, cafes, and a 37,000-square-foot outdoor swimming pool. In addition, the fourth floor will provide about 45,000 square feet of office space for lease to others. Completion is planned for fall, 2021. Required road improvements include widening Barnes to five lanes from CHB westward.

On December 5, Beaverton issued a notice that Life Time had requested an interpretation of the City's code related to the vesting of the Sunset Station & Barnes Road PUD and how that relates to the Life Time project. The question arises, presumably, because Peterkort’s PUD permit was set to expire last fall, when they began to build the parking lot adjacent to the Sunset Transit Center.

According to Jana Fox, Beaverton Current Planning Manager, they are asking that the City formally interpret the development code provisions to determine that the PUD is vested, and that if the City finds that the PUD is not vested that the Life Time land use approvals are valid even if the PUD has expired. The Director’s decision is anticipated to be issued around January 9.

A “mystery” business group appealed the Beaverton Planning commission approval of the development. The appeal was heard and denied by Beaverton City Council in July, and then Beaverton Business Owners LLC took their case to the State Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA). Fox notes, “The decision by the City is considered final after all local (in this case City Council) appeals have been exhausted. When the final order is signed, mailed and posted, a LUBA appeal does not hold up issuance of permits by the local government, as the decision is considered final.”


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