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VINELAND – The city’s planning board Tuesday gave Planet Fitness a thumbs up to move forward with building a new gym here. 

The 36,000-square-foot, two-story facility will be built in the shopping center anchored by ShopRite on West Landis Avenue. 

Planet Fitness has yet to disclose a tentative start date for construction. 

Representatives for the new fitness club appeared at Vineland’s May 8 planning board meeting, where their site plan was approved by an 8-0 vote. 

The gym would boast a 24,000-square-foot first floor with a 12,000-square-foot second level, according to the site plan. 

City officials previously said they had worked with Planet Fitness since 2017 to help the gym find a home in Vineland. 

Vineland Economic Development Director Sandy Forosisky said the owners of the proposed Vineland location are the same as the Millville Planet Fitness, which opened in November 2014. 

Mayor Anthony Fanucci has said the proposed addition of Planet Fitness offers several benefits for Vineland. 

“We are very excited to see development continue on the western end of Landis Ave.,” Fanucci said. “Not only will Planet Fitness provide new jobs and tax ratables for the city, it offers another affordable and convenient option to help Vineland residents stay healthy in a judgment free environment.”  

Planet Fitness, according to its website, has more than 1,800 locations with membership costs ranging from $10 to $22 per month.

Anthony V. Coppola: @AVCoppola; 856-563-5258; acoppola@gannettnj.com

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