Downtown Developments Roundup

You’ve no doubt heard about downtown Cape Girardeau in the media lately or maybe even seen the Christmas decorations. Here’s the roundup of some of the recent improvement and development progress.

Community Improvement District
Formation process well underway with grassroots planning committee gathering signatures:    MAP      STATUS

Bike Racks Installed (Posted 11/03/11)

Broadway Design Process & Development
Ongoing with assistance from Isle, target completion late Fall 2012
   VIDEO: July 12 Public Meeting
   VIDEO: Downtown Developments on Cape Chronicle

Downtown-Specific Transportation Trust Fund (TTF)
Projects in conceptual phase: riverfront sidewalks, William Street 1st Phase

Wayfinding Design Process & Development
Ongoing, with assistance from Isle target completion late Fall 2012

Riverfront Reader Board
Signs installed on Riverfront

Façade Improvement Program
Announced by Old Town Cape and Cape Girardeau Area Community Development Corporation at OTC annual dinner
   News Release

Vasterling Building Rehabilitation Begins
Corner of Broadway and Sprigg
In the News: Southeast Missourian 9/30/2011

Red Letter Relocation Announced

Esquire Acquisition
Arts and independent films venue, scheduled for 2013 opening

Other Awesomeness

  • Several larger historic homes under rehabilitation and renovation
  • Design standards included in City’s Development Code for Central Business District
  • HW Harrison House sells for a new business
  • Several new businesses open in Downtown area over past year with increased interest in doing business downtown
  • Increased interest in downtown properties with discussions and projects are underway in at least a dozen buildings and sites in the downtown area.

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