Environmental Assessment Has been Planed for Old Cape Girardeau County Courthouse

 

The 113-year-old former Cape Girardeau County Courthouse has been largely vacant since the new courthouse at 203 N. High St. opened in 2020 — and the Cape Girardeau County Commission took another step Thursday to figure out how to utilize the old structure in the future.Cape Girardeau County Commissioners voted unanimously to award St. Louis-based Sitex, the lowest of four bidders, a $6,670 contract to do an environmental site assessment of the building. Sitex will be checking for the possible presence of lead and asbestos. Back on July 22, the commissioners agreed to a $208,420 contract with a consulting firm, St. Louis’ Navigate Building Solutions, to do a facility study on the old courthouse.  In addition,  the commission voted Thursday to advertise for letters of intent from “experienced design-build” teams for expected future renovations of the old courthouse and nearby existing jail campus.

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