Branson’s September Construction Update

Tanger ConstructionBranson is constantly changing and growing and September was a big month with new retail space, a new attraction and a whole new emergency department at Cox Medical Center.

Here’s your September construction update in case you missed out:

More retail space planned for Tanger Outlets

Construction on a 21,000 square-foot expansion has begun at the Tanger Outlets to make room for more retail space. Three of the new retailers include Adidas, Sun Glass Hut and Talbots. The new addition is expected to be open for the upcoming holiday season.

More retail planned for the Branson Landing

CEO of HCW Development Rick Huffman told KY3 the north addition to the Branson Landing will be single story retail space and a lot like the landing — “brick and stylish.” The plans have been on the city’s radar for five years but were on hold because of a lawsuit involving the piece of land. Developers have scheduled to break ground around October 19. The new shops are expected to open next Spring. Read more here.

Parakeet Pete's Waterfront BalloonNew attraction at the Branson Landing

A new attraction called Parakeet Pete’s Waterfront Balloon is set to open at the Branson Landing this fall. Located on the north end of the Landing near Belk Department Store, the 180-foot enclosed tower will feature a balloon that takes riders to the top of the tower and rotates a full 360 degrees for a bird’s eye view of the shopping center and downtown Branson area. It’s fully handicap accessible and developers say it will operate in all weather conditions. The new attraction is owned by Parakeet Pete’s, also the owner of the waterfront zipline at the Landing.

Cox Medical Center Opens New Emergency Department

A community open house on Saturday, Sept. 13 offered guided tours through the $30.8 million new addition to the medical center. The new emergency department includes 32 private exam and treatment rooms, eight observation rooms and increased staff efficiency in serving patients. The construction included 42,000 square-foot of additional space and the old ER has been closed off for renovations. Full construction is estimated to be finished this November or December. Read more here.

Ballparks of Branson Moves Forward With Youth Baseball Complex Plans

As of September 5, Ballparks of Branson has been in the design phase of its $24 million youth baseball complex at the Red Roof Mall. The Branson Tri-Lakes News reported that Ballparks of Branson President Doc Snyder said a lot of “behind the scenes stuff” is happening right now with the civil engineer and architect making plans for field turf and dorm dimensions. Phase one of the project is estimated to cost $15 million. Read more here.


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