SMITHVILLE — KoZak’s Laketown Grill in Smithville aims to construct a newer and larger restaurant on Stonebridge Lane.

Approved for first reading by aldermen Tuesday, Oct. 15, the building is slated to be 5,200 square feet with an outdoor patio on both the ground level and second floor deck.

Sandwiched between U.S. Highway 169 and Stonebridge Lane, both faces of the building will be dressed up for visual appeal; the highway side in an effort to draw in customers, and the Stonebridge side to be in compliance with city requirements related to primary facade as the building will only be accessible from Stonebridge Lane.

“In addition to the building design, there are specific design standards for the landscaping,” Development Director Jack Hendrix’s report states. “The proposed plan includes 16 trees and between 75 and 90 shrubs.”

Dan Hartman of Show Me Real Estate said KoZak’s new location will have a 300 maximum occupancy and more than 100 parking spaces. Additionally, an impact report showed there will be no increase to traffic as it is a high-traffic area already.

Construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2020.

Northwest Editor Sean Roberts can be reached at or 389-6606.

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