Cape Girardeau City Council votes to move forward with mall redevelopment proposal

West Park Mall redevelopment process moves forward.
Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 4:13 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2023 at 10:32 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - The West Park Mall redevelopment process moves forward after a 5-1 vote by Cape Girardeau City Council members Monday evening.

A group looking to redevelop West Park Mall pitched its proposal to city leaders on September 18.

Developers went over the proposal, which includes tax incentives to help pay for the project, at the regular city council meeting at 5 p.m.

Monday’s vote means tax incentives will allow mall owners to recoup 18 percent of the $107 million project.

However, opponents called the proposal “a blank check” and local businesses have critiqued the developers’ plan.

Members of the community had time to comment before Monday’s vote.

The redevelopment agreement discussion will happen in two weeks.