- City suspends liquor license for downtown Cape bar; owners say they want to fix problems (3/26/17)7
- Harbor Freight Tools store coming to Cape (3/29/17)9
- Mall aboard: Future requires evolution at West Park Mall (3/24/17)24
- Cape school board rejects proposal to allow parochial-school students to play sports (3/28/17)80
- Ragsdale to replace Farrow as principal at Franklin Elementary (3/29/17)5
- Former Southeast softball coach sues Board of Regents; seeks damages and her job back (3/23/17)15
- 'Construction with finesse' (3/26/17)2
- Chaffee district seeks bond issue for classrooms, property (3/26/17)4
- Suspended Southeast student pleads guilty to firearm charge from fatal Carbondale shooting (3/28/17)1
- Wide array of candidates run for Cape school board (3/27/17)7
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.