Leaders in Cape Girardeau want input on new city plan

(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)
(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Leaders in Cape Girardeau have received some public input for their new city vision plan. It's called Cape Vision 2040.

The new comprehensive plan will serve as a guide to help grow and develop the city.

Cape Girardeau City Planner Ryan Shrimplin said the current plan was adopted about 10 years ago. He said it's time to update the plan since the community has changed so much over the past decade. 

"There's been a number of new developments and there's been a shift in the communities focus on terms of issues that have resulted in new policies, programs and projects," Shrimplin said. 

This plan follows previous plans and ideas that have already have been carried through in the city such as improvements to parks, trails, transportation, utilities, public services, economic development in neighborhoods, as well as other programs, projects and policies.

"Many of the recommendations of the current plan have been implemented or are in the process right now," Shrimplin said. "That process a decade ago was very valuable."

The city posted a 'Quick Poll' asking for input and more than 70 people took part in the poll.

A third of those that responded said that economic development should be the city's primary focus moving forward. Click here to get a more detailed look at the results.

There will be another poll in the near future, according to the Cape Vision 2040 website.

The goal is to have the plan finalized and in place by March 2018.

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