Woodlea business can keep running a dance, yoga massage studio

Pound It receives on-going permit from MPC

A yoga, dance and massage studio that’s been running in Red Deer’s Woodlea area for the past two years received an on-going operating permit Wednesday.

The Municipal Planning Commission heard that the Pound It business at 4415-55 St. had twice been operating under one-year permits because some neighbours had noise and traffic concerns. These were apparently sorted out, however, since no bylaw violation complaints were voiced to police or the city over the last year.

Commission members heard that 46 letters were sent informing neighbours of the business’s request for an ongoing permit to operate. Only three responses were received — one in support, and two with general concerns about traffic congestion and noise.

Pound It owner Rico Martinez said he’s made strides towards keep neighbours content — even the one man who came over “yelling” about turning the music down.

The city’s planning manager Tara Lodewyk told the commission city inspectors did not uncover any operating infractions during a series of scheduled and unscheduled visits to the business. Music could only be heard when standing directly outside the door.

The business has 13 parking stalls and an arrangement for clients to use the convenience store lot across the street for overflow parking. The building was previously used for other commercial operations, including a photo studio and funeral home.

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