What's being built at the intersection of East Main Street and Browning Parkway?
The Verizon store is projected to open in October
FARMINGTON — New Planet Fitness and Verizon Wireless locations are coming to Farmington.
The structures for the new locations are currently being constructed near the intersection of East Main Street and Browning Parkway.
The new Verizon Wireless will be located at 2920 E. Main St. and Planet Fitness will be at 2950 E. Main St., according to plans submitted to the City of Farmington.
Architectural Contractors Inc. in Albuquerque is listed as the contractor for both structures.
The new structure for the Planet Fitness is being constructed north of the Starbucks at 2900 E. Main St. and will border the parking lot of the Kmart at 3000 E. Main St.
The city approved the plans and issued the permits for the Verizon location on July 1, according to City of Farmington Building Inspector Larry McLey.
The city received shell-only, or structure plans, for Planet Fitness, as well as interior or tenant improvement plans. It approved the structure plans on Aug. 1 and issued the permits. The interior plans were approved on Aug. 8, however the city has not yet issued permits.
Albuquerque-based architecture firm Hartman & Majewski Design Group designed the shell-only building for Planet Fitness. The firm was also involved in designing the nearby Starbucks.
The interior of the building will be about 20,500 square feet. Sargenti Architects — a Paramas, New Jersey firm — worked on the plans for the interior, according to construction plans. The construction plans include areas for circuit training, strength training, free weights and cardio. The building will also include locker rooms and areas for tanning, massage and hydromassage.
Planet Fitness did not respond to a request for comment on Aug. 9. Scorpion Fitness Development LLC of Albuquerque is the owner of the Planet Fitness structure.
The projected 3,000 square foot Verizon Wireless location is scheduled to open in October, according to Cellular Sales Regional Director Aaron Clark. Cellular Sales is an independent Verizon Wireless retailer.
The Verizon Wireless store will border the parking lot and entrance to Starbucks from East Main Street.
Red Dog Development of Albuquerque is the developer of the Verizon Wireless store.
It will be the second free-standing Verizon Wireless location along with the location at 4323 E. Main St.
Clark stated it will hire about eight to 10 full-time employees.
Joshua Kellogg covers breaking news for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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