The City of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, and Old Town Cape are hosting a public open house from 4:30-7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Broadway Federal Building, located at 339 Broadway. The event is part of an effort to update the Cape Girardeau downtown strategic plan, created in 2009, and to seek input and ideas from Cape Girardeau residents on how to make downtown Cape Girardeau an even better place to live, work and play in the future. Arcturis Inc. has been assigned the task of updating the plan, which will assess existing conditions, establish goals and objectives and make recommendations to implement them. Improving engagement with the Southeast Missouri State University community has been one of the plan’s aims, and faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend and be a part of the open dialogue. For more information about the plan, visit facebook.com/CapeGirardeauStrategicPlan.