- Waller deemed competent to stand trial (1/11/17)5
- Young Elvis impersonator from Bernie performs on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' (1/12/17)
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Two men shot after argument; houses also struck by bullets (1/12/17)21
- 113 drug tests at Jackson High net one instance of illicit usage (1/11/17)15
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)2
- Two Cape men recovering after shooting (1/13/17)
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
New federal building is imposing structure
For months, the sign touting the corner of Frederick and Independence streets as the future home of a new federal courthouse has piqued the interest of passers-by.
Now the General Services Administration has released an artist's rendering of the new building. It's quite a showplace and will no doubt become a Cape Girardeau landmark.
The site is just west of Cape Girardeau City Hall, on land that once served as a dump. One day it will house a $49.3 million federal courthouse that features lots of windows, allowing for natural light throughout the building. The front portion is four stories high. There will be three courtrooms and several offices for 97 employees of the federal court and connected agencies.
The completion date for the new building is scheduled for January 2006. Other major downtown projects -- particularly the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge, the Marquette Hotel renovation and Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus -- have provided a new sense of excitement for that area.
No doubt the new federal building will only add to the renewal of the downtown area.