Cape Girardeau’s New City Hall Project is Being Delayed

The City Hall construction project is having delays because some construction materials are more difficult to find. City officials say the delay in building materials is being experienced by so many individuals who are building a new home or working on a home improvement project has finally caught up with the City Hall project in Cape Girardeau. They say the project is delayed in the construction of the new building addition that ties together the current Common Pleas Courthouse and the Carnegie Library. While the construction company has worked hard to reach the completion date of October 1, 2021, the city said certain materials like roof membrane and roof insulation for the new addition are becoming increasingly challenging to get. Other work in the Common Pleas Courthouse and Carnegie Library is progressing and is on schedule.  City officials say they are not currently on a deadline to move from the existing city hall facility. Since the current facility is city-owned, the city is not subject to additional lease payments. In late May, of last year, construction started to turn the historic Common Pleas Courthouse into Cape Girardeau’s new City Hall.  Officials say at the time the upgrades would cost about $12 million.



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