Longtime Abbotsford fitness and racquet sports club to make way for condos

VRC Fitness closing at end of July after sale of property to developer

After more than three decades in central Abbotsford, VRC Fitness Club is set to close at the end of this month with a developer planning to build condos on the site.

Notices were recently sent to club members, and a new sign promoting a condo developer went up this week at the corner of Gladwin Road and Landeau Place.

In the notice, which was also posted on Facebook, the company’s manager wrote that the property had been sold and will soon be redeveloped. Members have also received offers to join another club, and to purchase units in the development.

The letter concludes by thanking members for support during its 38-plus years of business.

The website for the condo development includes an image of a large five-storey building at the site.

The site is designated as midrise in the city’s official community plan, but it must still be rezoned.

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