Tue. Dec 5th, 2023
Months of speculation and questions about what kind of development has been planned for the corner of Business-54 and the Horseshoe Bend Parkway are now being answered and were the main topic of an open forum and a planning and zoning meeting Wednesday afternoon in Lake Ozark.
The single-item taken up under new business was discussion on a site plan submitted by Alpha Engineering for Toy Boxes development to unveil plans for “mancaves” described as upscale storage units which also have living spaces included.
An earlier report on KRMS cited one source as saying the development property was included in a previous area with tax incentives available. However, City Attorney Chris Rohrer says, in an email to KRMS News, that is not the case because the property is not actually part of that designation.
Otherwise, activity has ramped up on the site including some blasting work that has prompted some questions about the material being discharged into the lake on at least two occasions. Rohrer also tells KRMS that activity does not fall within the purview of the city and would be an issue for Ameren or the department of natural resources.
The developer does have a land disturbance permit issued by the DNR for “rough grading” on the property which, according to courthouse records, is owned by Lakeside Village LLC out of Iowa. The “mancaves” are apparently planned for the lower part of the property and other amenities for the rest of the property.
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