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Final Plan

A public hearing was held on July 8th at 7pm at City Hall and the Final Plan was adopted.
Final Comprehensive Plan
Future Land Use Plan

Quick Polls

  • Quick Poll #1 Results Summary | 12/04/17
  • Quick Poll #2 | Results to be posted soon!
  • Quick Poll Wordle: What one word would you use to describe how you’d like to see Cape in the future? (Note: The bigger the word, the more people noted such)

Word Cloud_future Cape


Mindmapping: Where should future growth and energy be focused? Over 40 residents and stakeholders took part in this mindmapping visioning exercise as part of Cape Girardeau’s Comprehensive Plan, Cape Vision 2040. Bob Barber, FAICP with Orion Planning + Design facilitated the conversation, while Erin Cigliano, AICP with Teska Associates, Inc. graphically showcased the ideas and points raised by participants. Discussion focused on the desire to concentrate energy inward, within the City, rather than westward. Key components highlighted included retrofitting existing structures, updating codes, allocating necessary funds, more outdoor dining/patios, and enhancing strategic connections, corridors, and major destinations within the City.

In the News:

As Mark Bliss recently reported, many ideas have been shared and submitted already:

“People have suggested things such as tiny rent-to-own houses to boardwalks to roundabouts and better street lighting. This will be the last public session to attend; consider going out, even if you don’t have an idea to share. The city is making some of its planners and officials accessible to the public. It’s a good opportunity to say hello, and shake hands with some of the people who work behind the scenes in city government.”

“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

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

Public: Cape City Plan should focus on redevelopment
Southeastern Missourian | Friday, January 26th, 2018

Cape Vision 2040 workshop is example of accessible government
Southeastern Missourian | Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Tiny homes to boardwalks: Cape city planning process draws many suggestions
Southeastern Missourian | Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

“Cape Vision 2040”: Cape Girardeau’s New Comprehensive Planning Process Focuses On Public Engagement
KRCU | Public Radio | October 19th, 2017

Past Plans: