Bachofer is nearing completion of the first of many homes he plans as part of Hawk Lake Estates, a 90-lot subdivision near Woods Supermarket in Sunrise Beach. That could swell depending on the demand.

A housing project underway in Sunrise Beach was motivated by the need for affordable housing.

Vince Bachofer, who owns DVB Concrete with his wife, Keri, says his interest was piqued by a housing study sponsored by the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council.

"It definitely lit a fire under me," Bachofer said in reference to the study.

He had attended community meetings hosted by the LOREDC Housing Committee as part of the study.

"I'd been looking at comps (comparisons) for a long time, and I saw that anything in that price range wasn't on the market long," he explained.

LOREDC officials have realized the need for affordable housing for service industry employees, or those employees considered in the middle or upper-lower income brackets.

Bachofer is nearing completion of the first of many homes he plans as part of Hawk Lake Estates, a 90-lot subdivision near Woods Supermarket in Sunrise Beach. That could swell depending on the demand. He ultimately plans five styles of homes: two with basements, two built on slabs and one with a walkout basement. They will range from about 1,500 square feet to upwards of 3,200 square feet, the latter of which will be built near an eight-acre pond.

The smaller, three-bedroom, two-bath homes will be most affordable. Each home will have a two-car garage with stamped concrete driveways, front stoops and patios to match the color of the home.

The complex will include a clubhouse and pool all under the auspices of a homeowners association.

"I plan to build as fast as I can sell," Bachofer said. "We've had a lot of interest already on the first one."

It should be ready for move-in ready by mid-August. He plans a neat, clean, managed complex representative of the type of homeowner he hopes to attract.

Roger Corbin, Sunrise Beach city planner and member of the LOREDC Housing Committee, said Hawk Lake Estates is yet another example of how developers are identifying and building affordable homes on vacant lots.

"To me, this is a perfect example of the kind of housing that should be built to meet the housing needs," he said. "It's good to see development on both sides of the Lake."

He said the Camelot Estates area north of Camdenton and the Horseshoe Bend area also are under consideration for development.

Hawk Lake Estates is buffered from Highway 5 traffic north of Woods Supermarket.

For more information, contact Bachofer at 573-216-1570.