Community Caring Council to Buy Old Police Station
Posted on 04/03/2019

On Monday, April 1, 2019, the Cape Girardeau City Council voted to award the sale of the old police station property located at 40 S. Sprigg Street to the Community Caring Council.

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In March, the City issued a Request for Proposals soliciting bids from parties interested in the property. Bidders were asked to provide the proposed use of the property, the impact to the community, and a purchase offer. The City reserved the right to base the selection of the successful bidder on a combination of the purchase offer, the proposed use, and impact to the community.

Three bids were received by the deadline on March 26, 2019 from the following:

  1. Robert Janota and Humble Path, NP
  2. Community Caring Council
  3. PORCH Initiative

Download a document summarizing the bids.

The Community Caring Council is a local 501c3 in its 30th year of operations within the city of Cape Girardeau. The CCC administers over a dozen programs and initiatives focused on improving the lives of individuals, children, and families.

The Community Caring Council intends to relocate their headquarters to the building allowing for the strengthening and deepening of all its programs and allowing the organization to help more people in need. The increased space will allow them to specifically expand their housing services by providing supportive day services to unsheltered homeless individuals, including showers, laundry facilities, and enhanced housing case management.

The Community Caring Council has a phased plan for renovating the old police station using Community Development Block Grant funds, Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits, other grants, and local fundraising efforts.

For questions or additional information, please contact Molly Mehner, Deputy City Manager at 573-339-6320 and/or Melissa Stickel, Executive Director, Community Caring Council at 573-651-3747 EXT 103.