New Folsom Wellness Center

The Need
Southern Dallas sees the highest rates of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and other lifestyle-related conditions in the City. Southern Dallas is a wellness desert.

Methodist is proposing to build a new, state-of-the-art Folsom Wellness Center on its Oak Cliff campus to further its commitment to improving the well-being of our fellow citizens in Southern Dallas.

The new center, which will be open to the public, will be approximately 35,000 sf and include high-tech fitness equipment, lap/exercise pool, whirlpool, group exercise rooms, cycling studio, indoor and outdoor walking tracks, participation kitchen and community meeting room.

Spiritual Wellness and Well-Being Program
The Spiritual Wellness and Well-Being Program will connect Methodist with spiritual leaders throughout southern Dallas. As prominent influencers of each faith community, these leaders will be strong partners to our health system in addressing the needs of southern Dallas and designing health and wellness programming specifically for each community and export services that strengthen the well-being of those who need it most.

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 5:15 am – 9 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 am – 3 pm
Open every day except Christmas

Tree Replacement
There are currently 65 trees in the greenspace where the proposed center will be located. 8 of those trees will be removed during construction. The project arborist has advised an additional 3 trees may not survive post-construction. Methodist will mitigate for the potential removal of those 11 trees totaling 295 caliper inches by planting 53 new trees on the site totaling 380 caliper inches.

Zoning Change
The new center requires a zoning change through the City of Dallas to permit the center to be constructed at the proposed location.

In exchange for the new zoning, Methodist has offered to reduce its future development rights by 350,000 sf along Greenbriar between Beckley and Stemmons by reducing the height of any future development within 125 feet of Greenbriar from 9 to 2 stories and limits future uses.

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