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  • Application ‘incomplete’ for proposed entertainment venue

  • The Sunrise Beach Planning Commission tabled its review of an entertainment venue just outside of the village proposed to Camden County Planning & Zoning last month.
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  • The Sunrise Beach Planning Commission tabled its review of an entertainment venue just outside of the village proposed to Camden County Planning & Zoning last month.
    Commissioner Ray Kline said the application by Laubach Properties LLC for a property on Highway TT was too incomplete to make a judgement either way.
    Sunrise Beach is reviewing the case under its Urban Services Boundary Agreement with Camden County.
    The agreement gives the village a say in zoning cases within a mile and a half of its boundary, requiring the county take the village's official opinion under consideration as well as requiring a supermajority of the county planning commission to pass a motion at odds with the village's stance.
    The Laubach property, currently zoned A-1 agricultural, is located on Route TT across from Putt N Bay Rd.
    The property adjoins Laubach's Deer Valley Park Campground and Franky & Louie's Beach Front Bar & Grill on Deer Valley Rd.
    The initial rezoning application sought to rezone 39 acres at the site to B-2 general commercial. Since the application was made, the acreage has been reduced to 16.2, but not before notices had been posted. A conditional use permit for outdoor entertainment is also part of the application.
    To re-notice the case, the county public hearing in December was continued to Jan. 15.
    The plan initially included a roadhouse biker bar and grill with occasional outdoor entertainment, boat and trailer storage and the expansion of Deer Valley Park Campground with camping.
    According to Laubach representative Pat Gardner, speaking at the Sunrise Beach meeting, the project has been scaled back to only include expansion of the existing building to add a covered stage as well as elevated viewing platforms, tiki bar and outdoor pavilion.
    The stated intent of the facility is to create a small amphitheatre-like venue with a capacity of approximately 700 to host occasional concert events featuring bigger name entertainment.
    Laubach representatives indicated the site would only be open for maybe a week each in May, June, August and September.
    Bounded by properties that are A-1, B-2 and I-1, there are no zoning compatibility issues with the proposal, Sunrise Beach P&Z Administrator Roger Corbin said.
    He did express concern about the safety of the planned outlet onto Route TT as has the county.
    At its Dec. 19 meeting, the county planning commission requested an intersection study and a traffic study.
    Laubach has contracted with a firm in Springfield for the study, Gardner said, and they are awaiting the results.
    Sunrise Beach P&Z also advised the applicant to check with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources on requirements for water and wastewater treatment at the site.
    Page 2 of 2 - Because of the question marks over the intersection and water and sewer, the Sunrise Beach commission decided to table the case to allow the developer more time to flesh out the details of the project.
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