The Grandview Heights Planning Commission Feb. 15 approved two conditional-use applications to allow a fitness facility and a day care center to move into the city.

The Grandview Heights Planning Commission Feb. 15 approved two conditional-use applications to allow a fitness facility and a day care center to move into the city.

The commission approved the application from Creighton LLC, the owner of the Style-Line building at 901 W. Third Ave., that will allow Rogue Fitness to lease space and locate in the back portion of the building.

The gym offers intense cross-fit training to about 130 clients, Rogue Fitness co-owner Graham Holmberg said.

No more than 25 clients are training at the gym at any one time, he said.

Its instructors provide clients with hands-on training that get them to "move their bodies and 'become a machine,'" he said.

The new location will allow the gym to grow over the next several years, Holmberg said.

Co-owner Brandon Couden said he and Holmberg have been looking to move to a Columbus-area location since purchasing the gym in 2009. A majority of the gym's clients live in the Northwest Columbus area.

In other business, the commission also approved a conditional-use application from Metropolitan Partners that will allow the Little Dreamers, Big Believers Day Care Center to open up at 804-828 Grandview Ave.

The property once was the site of a Chinese restaurant and motel. The day care center will move into a building that will also house a nail salon.

Little Dreamers operates day care centers on West Fifth Avenue and in the Short North, owner Sarah Eichorn said.

The center serves children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, she said.

The expectation is the Grandview location will serve up to 90 children with about 25 employees, Eichorn said.

Two existing patio areas on the lot will be converted into play areas for the children, said Jack Reynolds, an attorney representing the applicant.

The day care center will open at 6 a.m. with the likely busiest time for parents dropping off their children being between 7:15 and 7:45 a.m. Eichorn said. Parents pick up their children throughout the afternoon.

Parents will be required to park their cars and walk their children into the facility, she said.

Commission member Robert Wandel suggested moving some of the parking spaces for parents to the west side of the lot so they do not have to cross through incoming traffic to take their children into the day care center.

The commission also approved a variance of eight parking spaces from city code.