Lake of the Ozarks

Discuss new retail, dining, business, residential projects, or urban affairs in the areas of Missouri outside Metro St. Louis.
moorlander wrote:
framer wrote:Wow. A very large, very expensive new condo development at the Lake. I'm surprised they got approval for this:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 09657.html

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Everyone is so excited to see this move forward.

Here is what it's looked like for the last ~10 years.

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Look closely. The only unit originally built out was the multi million dollar penthouse with the metal palm tree on the roof.
Interesting. I didn't realize that this was a renovation of an existing building. Great news indeed.

BTW, was that a boat show, or just another day at the Lake?
framer wrote:Interesting. I didn't realize that this was a renovation of an existing building. Great news indeed.

BTW, was that a boat show, or just another day at the Lake?
It was the Super Cat Fest - The annual gathering for catamaran performance boats. The shootout is such a big event that individuals and manufacturers truck their boats in for the week from all coasts for the shootout week.
framer wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:35 pm
Wow. A very large, very expensive new condo development at the Lake. I'm surprised they got approval for this:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 09657.html

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progress pic (from the backside)

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^ A Gulf Shores condo building plopped on a reservoir without a beach comes to mind. Give it some time a Lake of the Ozarks will look like any strip of beach FL or the Gulf. Just nee a string of crappy strip mall stores on the other side of the road.
dredger wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:12 pm
^ A Gulf Shores condo building plopped on a reservoir without a beach comes to mind. Give it some time a Lake of the Ozarks will look like any strip of beach FL or the Gulf. Just nee a string of crappy strip mall stores on the other side of the road.
You must not spend much time at the Lake
https://odis.homeaway.com/odis/listing/ ... 0c.c10.jpg
http://lakeoftheozarksreal-estate.com/f ... C01191.jpg
https://content.mediastg.net/dyna_image ... 094632.jpg
http://www.lighthousepointecondos.com/w ... lide21.png
When I was a kid (40+ years ago), my family spent two weeks at the Ozarks every year. We stayed at one of those classic mom-and-pop resorts, rented our own cabin, and had a great time. The lake sure has changed since then; not better or worse; just different. There's still quiet sections of the lake if you just search them out. Heck, I can still find mom-and-pop resorts to stay at.
aprice wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:27 am
dredger wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:12 pm
^ A Gulf Shores condo building plopped on a reservoir without a beach comes to mind. Give it some time a Lake of the Ozarks will look like any strip of beach FL or the Gulf. Just nee a string of crappy strip mall stores on the other side of the road.
You must not spend much time at the Lake
https://odis.homeaway.com/odis/listing/ ... 0c.c10.jpg
http://lakeoftheozarksreal-estate.com/f ... C01191.jpg
https://content.mediastg.net/dyna_image ... 094632.jpg
http://www.lighthousepointecondos.com/w ... lide21.png
Yep, has been years since my family has been there so my recollection is different



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aprice wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:27 am
dredger wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:12 pm
^ A Gulf Shores condo building plopped on a reservoir without a beach comes to mind. Give it some time a Lake of the Ozarks will look like any strip of beach FL or the Gulf. Just nee a string of crappy strip mall stores on the other side of the road.
You must not spend much time at the Lake
https://odis.homeaway.com/odis/listing/ ... 0c.c10.jpg
http://lakeoftheozarksreal-estate.com/f ... C01191.jpg
https://content.mediastg.net/dyna_image ... 094632.jpg
http://www.lighthousepointecondos.com/w ... lide21.png
Are you guys disagreeing or agreeing? That looks enormously similar to condos in Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, or Gulfport. (Save that there isn't a strip of sand between them and the water and there aren't any palm trees.)

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=jacksonville+ ... &ia=images
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=ft+lauderdale ... &ia=images
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=gulfport+cond ... &ia=images

I don't see this as good, bad, or indifferent. I really have no opinion. But . . . the Lake resembles a resort town for some reason. It used to resemble a resort town from the fifties. (And right by the dam there's still some evidence of this.) Now it looks like one from the present, if your pictures are any indication. If you like resort towns, great. But . . . do you think it doesn't look like other towns with comparable industries? Because it absolutely does.
symphonicpoet wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:36 am
Are you guys disagreeing or agreeing?
More so I was referring to the "pretty soon portion" I was completely agreeing with what he was saying, I'm just saying it's looked like the Florida coast for the past 15-20 years.

Personally, my favorite thing about The Lake is lack of building setback. All of the Army Corp projects have a 100' setback. So while seeing rolling hills of trees against Table Rock Lake looks nice, it gets boring (and disorienting) after awhile.
But then again, I'm a city person. I like looking at the cabins and condo towers. But let's also keep in mind that The Lake has 1000+ miles (corrected from 2000, thanks Moorlander!) of shoreline, if you want to get away from the buildings, you can.
^ it’s true. LOTO is not a Corp lake and not used for flood controll so it’s one of the few lakes in the country where you can build right on the water. Another reason it’s the best lake in the country.

Minor correction: LOTO only 1150 miles of shore line but still
More than the coast of California.
aprice wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:58 am
symphonicpoet wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:36 am
Are you guys disagreeing or agreeing?
More so I was referring to the "pretty soon portion" I was completely agreeing with what he was saying, I'm just saying it's looked like the Florida coast for the past 15-20 years.

Personally, my favorite thing about The Lake is lack of building setback. All of the Army Corp projects have a 100' setback. So while seeing rolling hills of trees against Table Rock Lake looks nice, it gets boring (and disorienting) after awhile.
But then again, I'm a city person. I like looking at the cabins and condo towers. But let's also keep in mind that The Lake has 1000+ miles (corrected from 2000, thanks Moorlander!) of shoreline, if you want to get away from the buildings, you can.
Ah. I follow now. And yes, I'd believe that.