Welcome to the Pop-Up Park!

We’d like to welcome you to our new park! The Community Pop Up Park is open for informal gatherings during the week and no application is required–just come by with a sack lunch and some friends! We do ask users to remove their own trash and we want to remind […]

Loop Annual Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District Annual Meeting + Board of Directors Meeting 601 Business Loop 70 W #128 Thursday, August 15, 2019 8:00 am Approval of Minutes Approval of Financials New Business Confirm Slate of Officers Annual Report Set Assessment Rate Small Scale Manufacturing Report -Final Report -UDC revisions Director’s […]

Annual Report 2019

The Business Loop Community Improvement District is pleased to present our 2019 Annual Report. Our mission is to improve the environment and the economy of The Loop and we’ve made significant progress in both of those areas with our Loop Corridor Plan and our Small-Scale Manufacturing Plan. Property Values Property […]

Saturday STEAM Bus Brunch

It’s the second Saturday which means the STEAM Bus Brunch is back with more activities than ever! Come by the Pop-Up Park this Saturday the 10th from 10 am to noon and have a relaxing morning. The innovative STEAM Bus, which helps kids grasp scientific concepts through fun and learning, […]

Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE BUSINESS LOOP COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT PROPERTY ASSESSMENT RATE Notice is hereby given of a public hearing before the Board of the Business Loop Community Improvement District, to be held during their Annual Meeting at their offices at 601 Business Loop 70 W #128, Columbia, […]

Small-Scale Manufacturing Report

The Business Loop CID was one of six organizations in the nation to receive a Smart Growth America grant designed to encourage local, small-scale manufacturing as a way to revitalize an underperforming area of the city and create new economic opportunities. A critical part of this plan was to find […]

We built a park!

Remember this vacant lot?   Neither do we because this is what it looks like now! Over 100 volunteers gathered on the Business Loop this past Saturday to help build a park on a vacant lot owned by Boone Electric Cooperative. Volunteers built tables, painted shipping containers, laid astroturf, strung […]

We’re Building a Park!

On Saturday, April 27 get ready for an old-fashioned barn raising as we build a park in a day! Boone Electric Cooperative is letting us transform a vacant lot into a pop-up park with the help of ForColumbia, a group of volunteers from 66 local churches, and donations from all over town. […]

The Loop and the Hyperloop

If you’ve been hearing the hype about the Columbia Loops and want to know more, make plans to attend the next Hawthorn College Event! Bill Turpin, CEO of the Missouri Innovation Center and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Economic Development at the University of Missouri, shares information about the St. […]