Owner: Ozarker Property LLC
General contractor: BP Builders LLC
Architect: Clockwork (Kansas City)
Engineers: Cribb Philbeck Weaver Group Inc. (Branson), structural and civil; and CJD Engineering LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 36,000 square feet
Cost: $10 million
Lender: Guaranty Bank
Estimated completion: May 29
Project description: The former Fall Creek Inn and Suites is the site of a project that is part renovation and part new construction, according to Jeremy Wells, one of the partners in the development group, Flyover Developments LLC. Dustin Myers, who works with Wells at marketing firm Longitude LLC, also is a development partner, along with hoteliers Stephen Chan and Erik Warner of Eagle Point Hotel Partners. Wells said a former porte cochere is being transformed into a front desk/lobby and a coffee and wine bar, called The Storeroom, with a high ceiling, floating fireplace and garage doors that open seasonally to an outdoor gathering space. The Ozarker Lodge will have 102 rooms, including 20 bunk rooms for families and a public area called The Creekside that takes advantage of the storied Fall Creek, made famous in the 1907 novel “The Shepherd of the Hills,” that flows through the property. The Creekside will include small gathering spaces and a children’s play area, plus hot tubs for the adults and a waterfall view.
The congregation at Crossway Baptist Church is building a children’s wing at the west end of the church, and beginning in 2024, it will be home to a Christian academy.