Neighbors quiet on Balance Chestnut Hill’s plan to relocate to 12 W. Willow Grove Ave

A plan to relocated Balance Chestnut Hill from E Highland to W. Willow Grove avenues gained more support from the Chestnut Hill Community Association Tuesday.

The fitness gym won unanimous support from the CHCA’s Development Review Committee.

Balance Chestnut Hill co-owners Amy Carolla and Aaron Sistrunk. came before the DRC to further explain how it plans to use the building that once housed the Good Food Market. A business that lasted less than a year after it faced strong opposition from a handful of neighbors.

Similar opposition may surface to Balance at an April 4 zoning hearing, but on Tuesday no one in the audience spoke out against the planned move.

Balance’s owners presented proof that they sent out two letters to neighbors in the area asking for any concerns to be addressed through the DRC or directly to the business. The gym’s owners say no one has contacted them with concerns.

DRC Co-chair, Greg Woodring, indicated that anyone who might have a problem with Balance has certainly had ample opportunity to come forward. “There has been plenty of time for this to course its way through the community.”

The backing of the CHCA is important because it acts as endorsement when the Zoning Board of Adjustment considers Balance’s request for a use variance at 12 W. Willow Grove Ave.

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