Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the Nassau Industrial Development Agency’s (IDA) approval of an economic development compact that will bring a Life Time Fitness Health Club to Garden City, creating 181 permanent jobs and 200 construction jobs at the former Fortunoff’s Clearance Center property in Garden City.
“This project creates a large number of new jobs for our residents and rids Garden City of this blight on the community,” said County Executive Mangano. “This announcement further highlights the success of creating new jobs and opportunities for our residents, and revitalizing vacant properties throughout Nassau County.”
Life Time Fitness, a Chanhassen, Minnesota based operator of 112 fitness centers in the United States and Canada, including one in Syosset, sought IDA assistance to build a $43 million, 130,000-square-foot building on 7.68 acres and will lease at 750 Zeckendorf Boulevard in Garden City. The project will bring $18 million in total economic benefits to the County. It is expected that more than 2,000 members of the planned facility will come from outside Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
“This has been a dilapidated eyesore for the area,” said Joseph Kearney, Executive Director of the Nassau IDA.
The Life Time Fitness facility will feature weightlifting and cardio equipment, fitness classes, a children’s recreation area, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor basketball court, a restaurant, outdoor cafe, and a spa and salon.
About the Nassau County IDA:
The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency consists of a team of professionals whose mission is to promote the economic welfare and prosperity of Nassau County. It is a resource for businesses in Nassau County and those considering relocation. The IDA provides assistance to businesses interested in relocating, expanding and financing new investments. It has provided assistance to a wide range of companies, from Arizona Iced Tea and Sleepy’s Mattress to Cold Spring Harbor Labs and Grumman Studios. For more information, please visit http://www.nassauida.org or call (516) 571-1945.