The Hammons development in Osage Beach has hit a delay. John Q Hammons had planned to break ground on the $100 million Chateau Lake of the Ozarks in January or February of this year but before he could begin his work, he fell ill to what experts believe is an unrecoverable health condition. Because of his health conditions, control of the John Q. Hammons Hotel development company has gone under the management of the new CEO Jacquie Dowdy. Dowdy released a statement to the Springfield News-Leader saying “We will not be building any hotels this year. However we do have a sister company Winegardner & Hammons in Cincinnati that has a development department we’ll use if we decide to build.” Osage Beach City Planner Cary Patterson did confirm recently that the organization has followed through on its initial obligations to the city. The Hammons group has also negotiated easements with the owners of Formula Boats of Missouri during their purchase of the Dave Mungenast Yacht Club. Hammons had been delayed in the past when Four Seasons Marina Rentals Inc. filed a lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of the decision made by the City of Osage Beach to extend a tax increment finance district to Hammons. It is unknown when the Hammons group will begin building the planned hotel.