Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the effort to develop Cape Vision 2040, our City’s Comprehensive Plan. 
The Plan was adopted on July 8, 2020.

What is your BIG idea?

What can we do to make Cape Girardeau an even better place to live, work, shop, play and visit? What areas of town could use some improvements? Where should future growth occur? What should it look like?

Help us answer these questions and more as we plan for the City’s future by participating in Cape Vision 2040: A New Comprehensive Plan for Cape Girardeau. The Comprehensive Plan will serve as a guide to future growth and development, and be used in both the review of new development proposals and in the planning for future community enhancements such as roadways, parks, or other utility improvements.

April 2018 Update: Thanks to everyone who has shared ideas as part of Cape Vision 2040!  The Draft Plan is currently underway — a public open house will be scheduled and an email notification sent to all project followers in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!


Click Here: Cape Girardeau citizens look ahead to the future of the City  | View Video
KFVS | Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

“We want this to be the people’s plan, and something that is owned by the public. A city is a living organism comprised of various systems. People, businesses, and neighborhoods change, so any plan that is intended for a city really needs to be able to change along with that.”
– Ryan Shrimplin, Cape City Planner.

Want more? All news articles are linked to the Documents page


To everyone who attended the ‘Cape to the Future’ Workshop – residents, business owners, stakeholders and the ever-imaginative troop of cub scouts – thank you for taking the time to share your insights and ideas. Stay tuned… workshop highlights and photos coming soon. Enter your email via the follow button to receive inbox-updates.



Cape Chronicle November 2017

Listen to Ryan Shrimplin, City Planner, discuss Cape Vision 2040

Connect Today! 

Enter your email via the follow button to receive project news straight to your inbox. Share your ideas, upload photos of places/spaces you’d like to see improved, view  poll results, and check out the news page to view the latest project announcements. This is your Cape and your Plan – connect today!