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Sachse Economic Development Corporation announced today that a 37,000 square foot LA Fitness is under construction at the corner of Highway 78 and Woodbridge Parkway.  The location will be the first prototype for a new, more modern design for the health club chain.

“We are thrilled that LA Fitness chose Sachse to be the first city to showcase this new prototype,” said Leslyn Blake, CEO of the Sachse Economic Development Corporation.  “Sachse continues to bring new and unique retailers to our central business district and we are strongly focused on attracting commercial retailers who want to be part of the explosive growth of our city.”

 Construction commenced May 2015 on the location, with a projected opening for the first quarter of 2016.  As part of the new design, LA Fitness deleted its traditional rotunda entryway for a more "low profile" façade made of brick, stone and stucco with a painted concrete tilt wall and prefinished metal wall panels. 

“LA Fitness chose Sachse for its newest location because it is a growing community that was underserved and possessed the leadership to incentivize the best health club in the industry to open a state of the art facility,” said David Watson, Managing Principal at Direct Development, the broker developer for the project.

The recent expansion of the George Bush Turnpike/SH 190 to Sachse has spurred increased economic development in the city.  The high average household income and low crime rate make the city an attractive target for big name restaurants and retailers, and Sachse is primed for continued development along SH 190 and Highway 78. 

In addition to increased retail development, Sachse attracts affluent residents to its many master-planned residential communities. From 2000 to 2010, the population of Sachse almost doubled growing from 10,763 to 19,703 and currently stands at 22,411. 

Sachse is minutes from North Dallas, Richardson, Plano, I-30, I-635 and downtown Dallas. The Sachse Economic Development Corporation is actively recruiting businesses to develop along SH 190 and Highway 78, transforming the area into a regional destination.

LA Fitness, founded in 1984, is one of the fastest growing health club chains in the U.S. and presently has more than 650 locations in 29 states and Canada. Its mission is to help as many people as possible achieve the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by creating a nationwide network of health clubs, offering its members the widest range of amenities and the friendliest service at an affordable price. To learn more about LA Fitness, visit or download the mobile app--search on iTunes or Google Play for LA Fitness. To find a club nearest you, call (800) LA FITNESS.

The Sachse Economic Development Corporation acts on behalf of the City of Sachse in promoting and developing authorized projects, while supporting economic development activities to retain, expand and attract businesses for the purpose of diversifying the tax base and improving the quality of life of the citizens of Sachse.  For more information, go to

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