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Indian Ridge Still Sits Vacant, Now Tick Tock Famous
« on: April 02, 2021, 02:14:46 PM »
Indian Ridge, the abandoned mega development next door to SDC, got profiled by a tick tock user and went viral. https://nypost.com/2021/04/01/abandoned-1-6-billion-missouri-resort-community-goes-viral/

It's surprising that this prime real estate is still vacant, but now you have to add the legal issues and the costs of demolition to the challenges of developing it. It's certainly prime real estate though, and the original plans would have been a game changer. Nothing big seems to make it in Branson except the landing, which nearly tanked as well.

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Re: Indian Ridge Still Sits Vacant, Now Tick Tock Famous
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2021, 09:06:16 PM »
I had no idea that was out there.

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Re: Indian Ridge Still Sits Vacant, Now Tick Tock Famous
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2021, 12:14:05 AM »
Interesting backstory. Didn't know that beyond the economic crash in '08 obviously doing it in. I always take a look over at those when heading to SDC to see how many are still standing. A friend of mine likes to call them "Harry Potter" houses. lol

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Re: Indian Ridge Still Sits Vacant, Now Tick Tock Famous
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2021, 03:33:09 PM »
The County released a statement that told visitors that wanted to get a closer look of the Indian Ridge site that they would be cited for trespassing. I found their statement to be clever by telling people to go visit other Branson attractions that were fully open....

Crazy how Indian Ridge has been sitting out there forever, and just now it's become a problem because of TikTok. The way TikTok influences behavior is scary...it's not just cute annoying dances anymore.

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Re: Indian Ridge Still Sits Vacant, Now Tick Tock Famous
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2021, 07:31:41 PM »
The County released a statement that told visitors that wanted to get a closer look of the Indian Ridge site that they would be cited for trespassing. I found their statement to be clever by telling people to go visit other Branson attractions that were fully open....

Crazy how Indian Ridge has been sitting out there forever, and just now it's become a problem because of TikTok. The way TikTok influences behavior is scary...it's not just cute annoying dances anymore.

Jay

It became a problem a year or so ago when someone convinced the county they wanted to put in stores, spas, attractions, etc., but they needed a stoplight and entry to get people interested in coming there.  The stoplight was horrible because there was no visual clearance and there were many mishaps.  You'll notice the stoplight has been pulled - thank GOD! - and now there's been no mention of the new business area.

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Re: Indian Ridge Still Sits Vacant, Now Tick Tock Famous
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2021, 07:05:45 AM »
It became a problem a year or so ago when someone convinced the county they wanted to put in stores, spas, attractions, etc., but they needed a stoplight and entry to get people interested in coming there.  The stoplight was horrible because there was no visual clearance and there were many mishaps.  You'll notice the stoplight has been pulled - thank GOD! - and now there's been no mention of the new business area.


I thought these stop lights were put in just after the land was put up for auction and sold, which the article says was in 2017.  I do know that I haven't been through that area since Dec of 2019 and they had been up for a long time before that.

I actually never remember the lights being functional and working ever.  The framework for the lights with turn lanes were there for a very long time, but I just can't remember the lights being in working order because there was nothing ever put in for them to be used for.

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Re: Indian Ridge Still Sits Vacant, Now Tick Tock Famous
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 09:45:30 AM »
It became a problem a year or so ago when someone convinced the county they wanted to put in stores, spas, attractions, etc., but they needed a stoplight and entry to get people interested in coming there.  The stoplight was horrible because there was no visual clearance and there were many mishaps.  You'll notice the stoplight has been pulled - thank GOD! - and now there's been no mention of the new business area.


I thought these stop lights were put in just after the land was put up for auction and sold, which the article says was in 2017.  I do know that I haven't been through that area since Dec of 2019 and they had been up for a long time before that.

I actually never remember the lights being functional and working ever.  The framework for the lights with turn lanes were there for a very long time, but I just can't remember the lights being in working order because there was nothing ever put in for them to be used for.

Pintrader, I was only partially correct as my hubs told me.  The lights were installed in 2018, but weren't yet functioning before they were pulled.  He says what I remember are the construction lights, and they did surprise a few drivers coming up the hill.  Here's some info I copied from Branson News - "The other reason the developers for the property, MD&D Investments, LLC, are starting with the intersection is what Troen calls a “sense of place.”

“It was really critical to say ‘Look, here is the Ridge at Table Rock Lake.’ Here is a place where you can say ‘Ah! We’ve arrived,’ and you can turn into the place, and to do so, you need to have a proper place of entry,” Troen said. “The signal is the key to doing that.”
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Re: Indian Ridge Still Sits Vacant, Now Tick Tock Famous
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2021, 10:08:45 AM »
^^ Okay Gilligan....that explains it.  I thought for a moment I was losing it once again  :)

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Re: Indian Ridge Still Sits Vacant, Now Tick Tock Famous
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2021, 04:58:53 PM »
I guess I just do not see the obsession of this albatross on the landscape. Let it go back to nature.