Former Oklahoma City Mayor Kirk Humphreys is planning to build a resort community on about 1,600 acres at Lake Eufaula. Humphreys, chairman of Humphreys Real Estate Investments, started buying land at the lake last year for a project called Carlton Landing. This week, Humphreys is bringing together experts in the field, including Miami, Fla.-based urban planning firm Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company. The group, led by AndrÃ©s Duany, has developed more than 300 similar projects. Government officials, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, homebuilders, real estate agents and others have been invited to participate. Humphreys said he is bringing stakeholders together to come up with the best plan. "We're starting with a blank piece of paper," he said. Lake Eufaula was created through the River and Harbor Act of 1946 and built for about $121 million. Work began in 1956 and in 1964 the lake was dedicated by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The lake is the largest in Oklahoma with 600 miles of shoreline. Residents at the lake now generally have to travel several miles into the city of Eufaula for any supplies. Plans will likely include a grocery store and retailers that support living near a lake and limit car trips to town to retrieve basic items. "We want to take everything that's good about a lake experience and preserve that," Humphreys said. "Most lake developments are centered around the automobile. Ours isn't going to be that way." Humphreys said a housing study for the lake showed that about half of existing residents are permanent, while others use the home as a weekend residence or second home, and he anticipates those numbers will be about the same at Carlton Landing. The initial plan will include about 500 residential lots priced from $150,000 to $1 million. Humphreys said work could begin as early as next year. On Tuesday Duany toured Oklahoma City for the first time and was preparing to go to the lake. Duany said he decided to participate in the project after meeting Humphreys, who visited one of Duany's projects in Seaside, Fla.