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Re-zoning causes concern for some residents

The city of Cape Girardeau spent $6 million to buy the land and now wants to rezone the area so it as attractive as possible for future businesses. The city of Cape Girardeau spent $6 million to buy the land and now wants to rezone the area so it as attractive as possible for future businesses.
It is the area off interstate 55 at exit 102. The city wants to re-zone both north and south of LaSalle. It is the area off interstate 55 at exit 102. The city wants to re-zone both north and south of LaSalle.
Residents in the southeastern corner showed up to the city council meeting to express their concern about an industrial area being so close to their homes and possibly affecting their property value. Residents in the southeastern corner showed up to the city council meeting to express their concern about an industrial area being so close to their homes and possibly affecting their property value.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The city of Cape Girardeau spent $6 million to buy the land and now wants to rezone the area so it as attractive as possible for future businesses. Some residents are wanting answers before things move forward.

"I've worked a lifetime to invest in a nice home," Don Hopper said.

It is the area off interstate 55 at exit 102. The city wants to re-zone both north and south of LaSalle.

Residents in the southeastern corner showed up to the city council meeting to express their concern about an industrial area being so close to their homes and possibly affecting their property value.

City leaders comprised by removing a portion of the area close to the home owners.

"Hopefully they can do it in a way that'll make the neighborhood safe and compatible with the neighborhood," Hopper said. "Where, further up, they can make it compatible with the heavier type businesses."

The amendment still needs to a few more readings before it can be put in place.

This property was bought by the city from the university with casino funds back in December for the city's plan to make capitol improvements and grow the region's economy.

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