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24 Hour Fitness, Citrus Heights, sale
The 24 Hour Fitness building at 6633 Auburn Blvd. in Citrus Heights has been listed for sale at $15M. // Image courtesy, Google Maps

Latest local news briefs include a large commercial building on Auburn Boulevard being listed for sale at $15 million, an update on the temporary homeless shelter in Citrus Heights, 21 layoffs planned for a medical clinic in town, and updates on animal services, history and arts funding, and the local marching band.

24 Hour Fitness building in Citrus Heights listed for sale at $15M
The massive 35,000-square feet 24 Hour Fitness building at the corner of Auburn Boulevard and Van Maren Lane has been listed for sale with a price tag of $14,950,000. In a Jan. 2 posting on Loopnet, a heavily trafficked online commercial real estate marketplace, the offering is described as an investment opportunity to acquire the building and three-acre property with six years left on a profitable 20-year “triple-net” lease agreement with the fitness center. Base rent paid by 24 Hour Fitness is listed at $90,000 per month, which equates to over $1 million annually.

According to property records, the building at 6633 Auburn Blvd. was originally constructed at the intersection in 2003. The adjacent Rite Aid building is located on a separate parcel and is not included in the sale. (See listing brochure)

City posts update on homeless shelter in Citrus Heights
The City of Citrus Heights posted an update on its website Friday, stating that nine homeless individuals were served during the first week of an eight-week rotating shelter in the city and asking for community members to help spread the word about the shelter to increase the number of homeless served. The temporary shelter began on Jan. 1 at Holy Family Catholic Church and is coordinated by the Citrus Heights Homeless Assistance Resource Team. During the first week, homeless guests were able to receive hot meals, toiletries, and clothing, as well as free medical checkups from a mobile Elica Healthcare van and connections to resources through the city-funded homeless “navigator.” According to HART spokeswoman Irene Hronicek, the navigator will continue to visit the shelter on Thursday nights, and Elica’s mobile health clinic will be on site on Tuesday nights.

The second week of the shelter was held at Advent Lutheran Church on San Juan Avenue, followed by Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church next week. Week four of the rotating shelter will be hosted at The Church on Cypress in Carmichael, with the fifth week hosted at Antelope Christian Fellowship on Antelope Road.  Night shift volunteers are still being sought for Thursday-Saturday during week four. Those interested in volunteering are asked to call Irene Hronicek at (916) 220-3615. Community members are also encouraged to print out and distribute a “HART Card” to homeless and others to spread the word about the shelter.  (See full update)

Molina Medical Clinic in Citrus Heights to lay off 21 workers next month
The Sacramento Bee reported in a Jan. 10 story that the Molina Medical clinic at 7777 Sunrise Blvd. will be laying off 21 employees, as part of statewide reorganization of Molina Medical Management that includes laying off a total of 295 workers throughout California. The paper said a filing by Molina with California’s Employment Development Department included details about the planned layoffs, which will be effective on Feb. 23. (See Sacbee story)

More briefly:

  • Animal services. On Monday, the Citrus Heights Police Department announced on Twitter that the city’s animal services unit officially became part of the police department. Animal services was previously under the city’s general services department. Animal services can be reached by contacting 916-725-PETS.
  • History & Arts. The City of Citrus Heights began promoting its new History & Arts Grant Program on Friday, highlighting the program on the front page of its website and on social media. The council voted last October to replace the city’s former History & Arts Commission with a competitive grant program for funding arts and history-related projects in the city. Awards are available up to $10,000, and community members and organizations are encouraged to apply. (See more)
  • Marching band. The Citrus Heights Community Marching Band is inviting those with experience playing a wind or percussion instrument to join the band. Positions are also open for the band’s “color guard,” which does not require musical instrument experience. Those interested in joining the band are invited to Lichen School on Jan. 22 from 6-8 p.m. (Read more)
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