After an extended waiting period the Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri is finally able to proceed with their accusation of the former headquarters of the Cape Girardeau Police Department on Sprigg Street. The Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri received a grant worth $500,000 from the Missouri Department of Economic Development on Thursday through the mail. The organization had been waiting to receive the grant for almost a year. Officials say now that the organization has received the grant they can move forward with remodeling the facility. Officials currently are anticipating that the whole renovation project will last between eight to twelve months. Officials say they hope that the whole renovation will be completed at this point next year. Officials say the first part of the renovation will include gutting the inside. The renovation plan will also include putting on a new roof, building a 7,000 foot activity center and to construct functional office space. The activity center will provide beneficial services such as housing, case management, laundry support services and shower facilities for residents who are currently unsheltered. The activity center will also include a computer lab for the organization’s workforce development program along with a satellite job center in conjunction with the Workforce Development Board of Southeast Missouri.