Public Meeting on Sept. 3: Downtown Sidewalk Replacement Project

downtown-clockThe first of two public meetings for the Downtown Sidewalk Replacement Project is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 3, at the former Federal Building, 339 Broadway in Cape Girardeau, on the second floor. Your input is requested, and all are invited to attend.
“The Downtown Sidewalk Replacement Project is a unique opportunity to see what can be done to further transform our downtown area,” said Tim Richmond, Civil Engineer with the City of Cape Girardeau Development Services Department.
The project, which could be completed in multiple phases, includes a comprehensive look at several downtown streets, including Spanish, Main and Water. Sidewalk improvements would be top of the list, followed by the streetscape and placemaking concepts.
At the Sept. 3 meeting, City staff and project consultants will give a 30-minute presentation, beginning at 5:30 p.m., to explain the process and possible improvements. An open house follows the presentation, where attendees can view displays of possible improvements and talk one-on-one with the project team.
Phase one is the only portion of the project currently funded. Funding sources include Casino revenue purposed for updates along the downtown/riverfront area (about $150,000), and funding from the Transportation Trust Fund 4 approved by voters (about $800,000).
Input from this first public meeting will be considered, and a follow-up meeting will be scheduled this fall.
For more information, or to provide input, please contact Development Services at 573-339-6327.