William Street Corridor Conceptual Design Open House Dec. 18

The City of Cape Girardeau is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to receive input on the William Street Corridor Conceptual Design Project. The meeting will be held at the Osage Centre at 1625 N. Kingshighway.

Cape-Girardeau-WilliamDOWNLOAD Design Ideas These PDFs will be on display and explained at the meeting. Note that contents are all ideas for discussion and review and not part of any final plan.

The William Street Corridor runs from Kingshighway to Main Street. The project is funded by Transportation Trust Fund 4, approved by the voters of Cape Girardeau on Aug. 3, 2010. The project is for conceptual design only. Construction costs are not funded at this time.

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This meeting is one of many public input opportunities for this project. Using public input from surveys, focus groups, town planning workshops, and extensive interviews with stakeholders and city staff, consultant Arcturis noted William Street enhancements in the 20-year Comprehensive Plan adopted by the City Council in 2008. The Comprehensive Plan Oversight Committee has reviewed plan progress during public meetings since its adoption. There is also an online option for input.

From the 2008-2028 plan, “The most important infrastructure recommendation within the “Core City Section” is the William Street enhancements. William Street (State Route K) provides the only direct access to the urban areas of the City and as recommended elsewhere, the upgrade, aesthetic treatment, and way-finding along this corridor is essential to the sustainable revitalization of the Downtown Business District.”

City staff and project consultants will be available throughout the “open house” style meeting to answer any questions. The City welcomes any new ideas or concerns the public may have regarding the William Street Corridor Conceptual Design Project. Please join us at the open house, complete our online survey or contact us.

For more information, contact
Jake Garrard, E.I. — Civil Engineer I
573-339-6327 — mgarrard@CityofCapeGirardeau.org

Related Documents
Corridor Public Input Survey
William Street Corridor Ideas
Comprehensive Plan
Downtown Strategic Plan



  1. A waste of money, ypu need to repair other streets first. I will not vote for a redo of William street.

  2. Thanks for your comment. You’re not alone in your preference to keep William the same. About haIf of our online survey responses have had similar sentiments. We’ll add your input to the list.

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