It was mainly two development proposals that brought out a crowd of around 100 people to Camden County Planning & Zoning Wednesday evening. They both involved high density residential rezoning cases.

It was mainly two development proposals that brought out a crowd of around 100 people to Camden County Planning & Zoning Wednesday evening. They both involved high density residential rezoning cases.

While many neighbors of these residential developments attended the public hearing, relatively few spoke in favor or in opposition of the proposals, and may have just been there to learn more about what was happening.

However with opposition, both in the form of letters and spoken testimony during the public hearing April 18, the applications by Mesa Contractors for Broken Arrow Land, LLC and by Four Gems Development, LLC for Tan-Tar-A Estates, LLC were all tabled until next month’s meeting for a decision on a recommendation.

Tan-Tar-A Estates

Ivan Chiang, representing Four Gems Development, LLC/Ivan Chiang, presented information about two rezoning applications for one large senior living development that included multiple parcels in Tan-Tar-A Estates. The property owner is Tan-Tar-A Estates, LLC/Matt Duenke. Duenke also attended.

The Tan-Tar-A Lakeside Golf Communities, LLC would feature a new concept in senior living and elder care — “aging in place,” explained Chiang. Covering approximately 30 acres, the living and care community for ages 55-plus — called a continuing care retirement community — would be a kind of golf cart community with available facilities covering the spectrum of senior living needs.

The properties in question are currently undeveloped lots adjacent to Tan-Tar-A Resorts and one of the concerns expressed by citizens regarded the possible impact to the existing Hidden Lakes Golf Course. Other main concerns included traffic and utilities. 

The size and lay of Route KK were cited by concerned residents. Chiang told planning commissioners that he did not believe traffic on Route KK should be an issue as they did not expect the development to significantly impact traffic on the road as many, such as those in skilled nursing care, would not even have vehicles. The greatest impact would be from staff vehicles, not residents.

According to Duenke, they are still studying and designing how utilities would serve the development. A sewer line is available on Route KK, but Tan-Tar-A Estates is currently served by the resort’s drinking water system.

A separate entrance to the development may also enter the equation as the current access is deep within Tan-Tar-A Estates. A separate entrance could be built to more directly access Route KK and alleviate additional traffic through the existing single-family residential development of Tan-Tar-A Estates.

The community would consist of three phases of construction and would include assisted living and memory care facilities, senior independent living apartments and skilled nursing facilities.

Assisted living, memory care facilities and independent living apartments and townhomes would be part of phase one along with day care for children and adults. Chiang estimated that if all went smoothly, the first phase could be done by mid-2019 or the third quarter of 2019.

More independent living apartments and townhouse would be included in phase two, then skilled nursing facilities with condominium units for visiting families and vacation rentals would be under phase three.

The plan also notes a potential affordable housing development two miles away in the City of Osage Beach where workers at the proposed retirement could live. The workforce housing development is proposed on a 71-acre parcel. With its jurisdiction in Osage Beach, it will go through the city zoning process instead of the county.

A couple of residents did speak in favor of the development, speaking highly of the professionalism of Four Gems and the need for this type of facility at Lake of the Ozarks and in general, urging approval to help provide a better alternative to elder care than what currently exists around the country.

According to Chiang, it is still under discussion who would be in charge of operations of the facilities, whether Four Gems would manage it or whether it would be turned over to a contractor, a common practice in this field.

Broken Arrow Land

Several residents attended the public hearing on the latest proposal for Broken Arrow Land, a former marina that had a planned unit development overlay of the commercial property approved in 2008. The PUD expired without the condominium development taking place.

Mesa Contractors, LLC/Dustin Wisecup has applied to rezone the old Broken Arrow Marina property on Shawnee Bend Four Drive to high density residential. 

The owner of the property is listed as Broken Arrow Land, LLC.

According to the application, single family homes are planned for the site, but they will be sold similar to a condominium unit with purchasers buying only the units and driveways. Surrounding property and amenities would belong to an association.

Twenty-five residential homes on 7.62 acres are proposed. The homes would all be very similar, according to Wisecup. They would be approximately 3,700 square feet with a garage area of 624 s.f. and a deck of 480 s.f. Community docks and pool are proposed.

The development would utilize zero lot lines with the rest of the property being common area. Covenants and restrictions would be provided by the developer. A central water and sewer system would connect to mains in the Route MM and Shawnee Bend Four Drive intersection.

Residents who spoke during the public hearing were mainly concerned about the aspect of a good proposed single-family residential development that might go defunct, leaving them with a zoning nearby that would allow condominiums.

Other cases

•A rezoning proposed for a 10-acre lot contiguous with the Sunrise Bay Condominium Development was approved. Immediate plans include construction of garages on the second tier portion of the property to provide accessory use structures for existing condo units. The applicant is Ronald Carpenter, and the owner is Joe D. Zahnd, trustee of Zahnd Trust. Zahnd indicated that more condos could come later. This is part of a previous condo development. Zahnd said utilities and infrastructure had been platted prior to zoning regulations in 2004, and that they had thought the property was already zoned R-3. Two letters of opposition were received well in advance of the meeting, but no one outside the owner and applicant attended the hearing. The planning commission moved the case to old business and recommended it for approval. The Camden County Commission will likely hear the case next month for a hearing and final decision.

•The application by Thomas Construction for a conditional use permit for property at Three Seasons Road and Steep Lane, Osage Beach, on behalf of owner W Investments MM21-1, LLC was approved by the planning commission. The owner plans to build a residential structure on the general commercial property where RedHead Yacht Club and Performance Boat Center are located.

• Replat applications from Eagles Landing Homeowners Association and Allen/Kertz are also on the agenda were approved. A replat from Stephen Gray was denied due to the proposed size of the lot being noncompliant with the unified land use code.

•A rezoning proposed by Hil-Stone Development Co. for a seven-unit condo building off of Mission Hills Lane northwest of Camdenton, next to Clearwater Condominiums, was recommended for approval and will be heard by the Camden County Commission next month. The planning commission hearing was held previously.

•A conditional use permit requested by Jay Jameson for an outdoor flea/farmers market at Highway 5 and Sellers Road was also approved with planning commissioner Jacob Neusche the lone vote against. There was discussion about the intersection being a dangerous stretch of roadway for a business. The property is already zoned commercial however. The permit is for outdoor sales.