Most towns would be tickled to do a project like Branson Landing once every 50 or 100 years. Most towns aren’t like Branson. Here are some other Branson projects under development.
“Sight & Sound out of Lancaster, PA is in the process of doing a $74 million theater project that will seat 2001 in a 300,000 sf complex. They are one of the top 5 pageants in the USA. It is an incredible production with over 300 full time employees.” Mike Rankin, head of ED in Branson told me about a new project on the drawing boards in the town of 6,000.
Another incredible project is the 11,000 acre development by Glen Patch, a book publisher from FL that includes a 7,000 foot private airport that will be able “to land anything short of the shuttle.” Patch is building the airport privately with a reimbursement for commercial passengers disembarking. He has already built a $40 million golf course that is ranked the number one public course in the state of Missouri with a second one under construction.
A third project under study is to develop a monorail to link Branson Landing and historic downtown with the strip of theaters. Cost for the deluxe version would be over $500 million.
If you haven’t been to Branson, you should go to visit.