View up Broadway street
Downtown Cape Girardeau Community Improvement District

Great places don’t just happen – it takes people working together to make it happen!

One tool communities use to improve their downtowns is a Community Improvement District (CID). A CID is an area where property and business owners work to insure a better future for their district, neighborhood, and property. It is a geographical district that establishes a separate legal entity that can provide supplemental services.

About Our CID

The Downtown Cape Girardeau Community Improvement District was established through a petition process endorsed by city council in May of 2014 with revenue from the approved ½ cent sales tax beginning January 2015. It has a 7 member board to oversee its direction.

The board has contracted with Old Town Cape, Inc. to deliver the approved services.

The biggest percentage of the budget is spent on making downtown clean and attractive, coordinating things like additional litter and trash pick-up, beautification and holiday decorations.

In addition some of the budget is spent to improve the safety and perception of safety in downtown.

And finally, a percentage is spent on helping promote downtown and making it a vibrant and active environment. Check out this ad ran in 573 Magazine and this one we ran in I Do magazine made possible by the CID.

 


Lt. Brad Smith getting ready to install one of the new surveillance cameras and Justin Kertz of Cornerstone Facility Management, Inc. with his downtown cleaning machine, a street cleaner - both made possible by the Downtown Cape Girardeau CID.

Downtown Event Marketing Support
 
The Downtown Cape Girardeau Community Improvement District (CID) is providing matching funds for marketing & advertising of events held in downtown Cape Girardeau in order to build community and a vibrant sense of place within the district. The purpose and goal for these matching funds is to enhance new and existing downtown events promotion and to bring people to Downtown Cape. 
Are you interested in applying for funding for your event?  Click the link below for all the details and application! 

2019 Downtown Marketing Event Support