ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- A proposed development in Christian County could transform a quiet field into a busy event center. The area sits south of U.S. 60 and west of Missouri 125 at the intersection of County Line Road and Cypress Road.
Developers want to open for business in the spring of 2013. Even though there is much to do between now and then, just the proposition makes some neighbors nervous.
The quiet hills of the country draw hundreds of people who look for a quiet acreage to call their own.
“It's quiet, not a whole lot of traffic, and I know every neighbor around here,” said neighbor Donna Nettell.
That serenity along Cypress Road could change into a busy business draw if the Cypress Ridge Equestrian Event Center opens.
“We've had a lot of positive comments from a lot of people in the area that would like to have something like this that we're proposing to build. It could generate a lot of profit and a lot of revenue for the area,” said developer Adam Cassidy of Springfield in a telephone interview on Wednesday.