A sign company has submitted an application to Rockland's Code Enforcement Office to erect a Planet Fitness sign over the former J.C. Penney store.

Bailey Signs Inc. of Westbrook filed the application Friday, March 8. This follows emails from an architectural firm to the city in January in which it said it was designing the interior for a fitness center at the 75 Maverick St. location.

Planet Fitness has not confirmed it will be opening a center in Rockland, but said Monday more information should be available in a couple of weeks.

The property is owned by Rockland Plaza Realty Corp. of Chestnut Hill, Mass., which has owned it since the shopping center was constructed in 1961.

Planet Fitness has centers in several locations in Maine — including Augusta, Waterville, Bangor, Brunswick, Portland, Auburn, Westbrook, Windham, Falmouth and Biddeford.

J.C. Penney closed in July 2017.