PALMDALE — As part of a busy evening on Nov. 14, the Planning Commission approved separate projects along 30th Street East.

The first project approved was a conditional use permit for a fitness studio in an existing shopping center space at 30th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard.

The 3,920 square-foot space will house The Camp Transformation Center.

The permit has a condition relating to providing enough parking spaces by restricting fitness class sizes to 35 members or fewer. It further restricts class size to 15 members or fewer on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., so has not to conflict with parking needs for an existing church in the center that has services at that time, Assistant Planner Skip Smith said.

Owner Jasmin Montes De Oca said she expects classes to average about 20 to 22 people, with the smaller class on Wednesday evenings.

“We’re not a big-box gym,” she said, with a program of tailored, personalized boot camp.

“I am happy that someone is looking to fill a vacant property over on the east side,” Commission Chair Stacia Nemeth said. “And if it will get people in shape, it’s an even better thing.”

The Commission also approved the site plan and conditional use permit for a new church building for Iglesia Nueva Vida En Cristo at 30th Street East and Avenue R-8.

This is an expansion for the church, replacing a 1,530 square-foot building with a new 4,230 square-foot building and an outdoor activity court. The project also includes landscaping and an expanded parking lot on the approximately one-acre site.

Additionally, the project will add curbs, gutters and sidewalk along the frontage to Avenue R-8 and construct approximately 1,000 feet of sewer line in Avenue R-8 from the project east to Lemsford Avenue, according to the staff report.

The project was originally approved in 2015 for a 7,800 square-foot building, but budget constraints led to the redesigned project with a smaller building, Assistant Planner Matthew Alcuran said. This required a new hearing before the Commission.

In preparation for future development on 30th Street East, the Commission also approved a three-year extension to the tentative tract map for a development of 17 single-family homes at the southwest corner of 30th Street East and Avenue R-4.

The map was originally approved in 2006, but was extended through various state legislation through 2016, when the Commission granted a three-year extension. The most recent extension is the final one for the map under current rules.

No changes have been made to the map in that time, according to the staff report.

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