5 construction projects to follow in Southeast Missouri

Several major government and health care construction projects are in various phases of completion in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. The following is a thumbnail roundup of five of them ó the new Cape Girardeau County Courthouse, the Jackson Police Department new headquarters, Cape Girardeauís City Hall complex project, the new Veterans Affairs medical facility being planned in southwest Cape Girardeau and SoutheastHEALTHís behavior hospital project.


Cape Girardeau County Courthouse

PROJECT: CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE

ADDRESS: 203 N. High St., Jackson

EST. COST: $20 Million

SQ. FOOTAGE: 82,000

CONTRACTOR/ARCHITECT: Design-Build Team of Penzel Construction Co. and TreanorHL Architects

KEY FEATURES: Six courtrooms allow for the consolidation of two other facilities -- the former Cape Girardeau County Courthouse in Jackson and the Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau. The new courthouse also features increased space for state courts, secure prisoner passage between the county jail and courtroom facilities, and enhanced staff and jury areas.

COMPLETION: April 2020 with a dedication and open house at a later date.


Jackson Police Station

PROJECT: JACKSON POLICE STATION

ADDRESS: 202 W. Jackson Boulevard, Jackson

EST. COST: $6.5 Million

SQ. FOOTAGE: 18,000

CONTRACTOR/ARCHITECT: Design-Build Team of Penzel Construction Co. and TreanorHL Architects

KEY FEATURES: The new police headquarters will feature modern systems designed to maximize department efficiencies, including security systems designed to control access to sensitive functions within the building and surrounding area. It also includes a community/training room that will double as a storm shelter. Areas within the building will include administration, booking, detention, investigations, patrol, property/evidence, staff support and public.

COMPLETION: The contract completion date is May 28, 2020.


Cape Girardeau City Hall

PROJECT: CAPE GIRARDEAU CITY HALL

ADDRESS: 44 N. Lorimier St., Cape Girardeau

EST. COST: $12 Million

SQ. FOOTAGE: 27,000

CONTRACTOR/ARCHITECT: Design-Build Team of Penzel Construction Co. and TreanorHL Architects

KEY FEATURES: Cape Girardeau's new municipal government complex will include room for a variety of city government offices and services, including human resources, development services, finance, city manager, city attorney and public information functions, as well as room for the city council to meet, along with meeting space for various boards and commissions. The project may also include restoration of the Carnegie Library façade.

COMPLETION: September 2021.


Cape Girardeau VA Health Care Center

PROJECT: CAPE GIRARDEAU VA HEALTH CARE CENTER

ADDRESS: 711 S. Mt. Auburn Road, Cape Girardeau

EST. COST: $25 Million

SQ. FOOTAGE: 53,000

CONTRACTOR/ARCHITECT: B.L. Harbert International LLC, design program manager

KEY FEATURES: Expanded outpatient areas for gastrointestinal services, ophthalmology, audiology/speech pathology, mental health, whole health, primary care, laboratory, telehealth, radiology/diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, physical therapy and infusion.

COMPLETION: Tentatively set for July 2022.


Southeast Behavioral Health Hospital

PROJECT: SOUTHEAST BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HOSPITAL

ADDRESS: 639 S. Silver Springs Road, Cape Girardeau

EST. COST: $33 Million

SQ. FOOTAGE: 68,000+

CONTRACTOR/ARCHITECT: Kiefner Brothers, Cape Girardeau

KEY FEATURES: 102 inpatient beds, including two adult care units, a geriatric unit and a child/adolescent unit plus on-site recreational areas and areas designed for group and individual therapies. The project is a partnership between SoutheastHEALTH and Universal Health Services Inc.

COMPLETION: Late 2020