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Parks & Rec Department Prepares Capaha Park Master Plan

Nov 8, 2012
Samantha Powers / KRCU

The City of Cape Girardeau and SWT Design have created a master plan for Capaha Park.

The new plan eliminates a road through the northeast corner of the park, reconfigures parking and improves stormwater drainage.

It also includes many new and updated amenities, like a destination playground with a spray mat at the site of the old pool, an accessible island and fishing pier at the pond, terraced amphitheatre seating, and a central pavillion as a park hub, among other things.

Missouri Real Estate Market Showing Growth

Nov 4, 2012
Lyn Lomasi / WikiMedia Commons

Missouri’s real estate market is showing signs of healthy growth, according to new figures by the Missouri Association of Realtors.

Missouri sales were up by 11% in the third quarter as compared to the same time last year. The average price grew to over $150,000, a nearly 6.5% increase. And homes averaged 6 fewer days on the market.

Missouri Association of Realtors president La Nora Kay says there is less inventory on the market than in 2011 and homebuyers are no longer waiting for prices to drop.

Jacob McCleland / KRCU

The bulldozers and jackhammers are gone from Broadway Street, and Cape Girardeau now has its first complete streetscape. The next step will include new benches, trash cans, banners and other amenities.

Isle Of Capri Opens It Doors

Oct 31, 2012
Jacob McCleland / KRCU

A line of hundreds - if not thousands - of casino-goers snaked through the Isle of Capri parking lot on Tuesday as they waited for the casino to finally open its doors.

Ameren Missouri Plans Building Small Modular Nuclear Reactors

Oct 30, 2012
Ameren Missouri / St. Louis Public Radio

The St. Louis-based utility company Ameren is continuing to rally support for its plan to build small modular nuclear reactors in Missouri.

Together with its partner in the venture, Westinghouse Electric Company, Ameren held what it called a "supplier summit" on Tuesday in St. Louis.

Ameren Missouri president and CEO Warner Baxter says the purpose of the meeting was to introduce the concept of small modular reactors to companies that could supply the parts to build them.

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