Genesis Well being Golf equipment introduced on Tuesday that it is on observe to purchase a former Sears retailer at Southridge Mall that can develop into the placement of its seventh Des Moines metro health middle.
The $13.5 million challenge is a part of deliberate redevelopment for the blighted mall on Des Moines’ south aspect. Additionally deliberate is a U.S. Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic for the previous Toys R Us retailer.
The Des Moines Metropolis Council in June authorised $7.4 million in tax increment financing for the challenge, announced last year.
The brand new Genesis location will embody 5 basketball courts and an indoor swimming pool in addition to the well being membership, Rodney Steven II, president and proprietor of Genesis Well being Golf equipment, mentioned in a information launch.
“It is loopy how a lot has occurred within the final 12 months and a half since we got here to Des Moines and the way rather more we plan to do,” Steven mentioned. “I am notably excited in regards to the basketball courts, which will probably be stuffed with programming, leagues and actions. We’re working with town to supply closely discounted entry, programming, and leagues to deprived children within the space.”
The health middle chain presently has over 50 areas in six states. It arrived in Des Moines in 2019, buying 4 former Aspen Athletic Membership areas and later bought the previous Prairie Life Health middle on Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines.
In October 2020, it took over the South Suburban YMCA branch, which the YMCA of Higher Des Moines determined to lease to Genesis for 18 months, citing income losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Y is in search of to sell and lease back other locations, together with its Wellmark department in downtown Des Moines.
Within the information launch, Genesis mentioned it is also planning to rework one of many former Aspen Athletic Membership areas on Hickman Street.