New senior housing planned in SK

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
This is an architect's rendering of the duplexes planned for Mountain View Estates, a proposed senior housing development, in Shell Knob. Developers are currently awaiting approval from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to extend existing water and wastewater lines to the project and hope construction begins as early as this summer.

Mountain View Estates, a senior living housing development, is coming to Shell Knob.

Developers have hosted two town meetings to discuss the project, and Glenn Phillips said the response has been tremendous.

"People are very excited," said Phillips, who is spearheading the project with Jerry Arnold. "We've been working on this project for a long time, since 1999. The economic down turn got us, but we're ready to start building the model unit as soon as we receive permission from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR)."

Phillips said he hopes DNR will approve extending the existing water and wastewater lines at the property, which will allow construction to begin at the site on YY-15.

The Central Crossing Senior Center, formed by the Shell Knob Senior Center Corporation in 1999, will serve as a clubhouse for the development.

"We already have 36 senior apartments there now," Phillips said. "We plan to build an additional 28 duplexes for this project."

Phillips said the duplexes, or patio homes, come in two sizes. The 1,300-square-foot unit includes two bedrooms, two baths, an open kitchen, a dining area and a two-car garage. Each unit also in-cludes a washer/dryer hook-up and a patio.

The 1,450-square-foot unit is identical except for an additional office space. All units will be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Paul Trausch, with Paul T. Enterprises, is the project developer.

"The site is surrounded by mountains and forest," Phillips said. "It's very quiet."

There is also an assisted living facility located adjacent to the senior center and senior housing project.

Mountain View Estates marks the fourth phase of Shell Knob's senior living community.

"We're looking forward to getting the model up and getting started," Phillips said. "We hope to be under construction by this summer."

For more information, call Phillips at 417-858-3632, Arnold at 417-858-9335 or Trausch at 417-858-2426.

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