Another Branson planned development could soon be zoned for entertainment.
The Branson Planning Commission recommended a request for a zoning change for the Outback properties during a regular meeting Tuesday.
Joel Hornickel, director of planning and development for the city, said the property is located on the south side of 76 Country Boulevard and is comprised of a motel, restaurant, pub and store. The planned development zoning came after the uses on the property were established, according to Hornickel.
“It’s a pretty significant piece of property with quite a bit of frontage on 76,” Hornickel said.
According to Hornickel, the property came under new ownership in March, which is requesting the change to entertainment district to have greater options for the property moving forward.
“Planned developments were used in the past, and they were used for certain uses at that time, but as ownership and ideas change (planned developments) actually limit folks’ ability,” Hornickel said. “Which is why we worked so diligently on updating the zoning code to provide more opportunities for folks and property owners. It’s always exciting to work with property owners who see that and work with us to get rid of those planned developments.”