Future real estate discussed at Monday’s Cape Girardeau City Council meeting

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – There are new developments being made in Cape Girardeau.

But not all parties involved are excited for the future, and Monday’s city council meeting shows the proof in the pudding.

“It’s just brutal; traffic is already backing up. It’s already bad,” said one concerned citizen.

A little more than one year ago, city council acknowledged receipt of an annexation petition for a property on County Road 620.

A hearing to consider the proposed annexation and zoning of the property was set in action.

However, the planning and zoning commission voted to table the zoning recommendation.

“We built 15 homes in the city of Cape Girardeau. We have had four renovations overall. All of our projects have infused about $ 8 million into Cape Girardeau,” said developer Bleau Deckerd.

Monday’s meeting was limited to the annexation of the property.

A separate hearing for the zoning will take place after the commission makes it recommendation.

Concluded Deckerd: “If this fails, we’ve got the scar on the neighborhood. I have seen this happen on a number of other homes.”

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