Today, James Stapleton and local investors announced the Marquette Tech District, a combination of the use of several buildings in downtown Cape Girardeau, including the Marquette Tower, H& H building and small Marquette Center. The development is slated for a technology hub in downtown Cape Girardeau where they can attract tech base companies. Stapleton gave KZIM KSIM details about the downtown project.
The Marquette Tower and H&H building will be a new Marriott Courtyard Hotel, bringing a hotel downtown for the first time in over 55 years. Stapleton says there are still hoops they have to go through to obtain possession of the properties and begin construction.