The Loop Awarded Federal Grant to Support Local Manufacturing

The Business Loop Community Improvement District (CID) is one of six organizations in the nation selected to receive technical assistance tailored to help Columbia identify and support local, small-scale manufacturing along the Business Loop Corridor. This type of manufacturing is locally-based and focused on the production of tangible, artisan goods. […]

Public Hearing on 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, Missouri, on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. to give all citizens and […]

2018 Annual Report

The Business Loop Community Improvement District is pleased to present our 2018 Annual Report. We’ve been working on strengthening the economic vitality of the street and have recently completed a ten-year, corridor-wide improvement plan focusing on beautification, traffic management, and public space. Property Values The steady increase in property values […]

Loop Corridor Plan

The Loop Corridor Plan is a new vision for the future of the Business Loop, a street which serves as the entrance to Columbia yet has been neglected for decades. The Business Loop Community Improvement District saw the need to improve The Loop’s identity and position within the broader community. […]

Shop Local Como

What does it mean when you shop locally in Columbia? It means having a real conversation with a shop owner who knows their stuff and will share their expertise with you.  It means you’ll find the right shade of paint or tile without having to pay added shipping.  It means […]

Welcome New Board Members

Congratulations to our incoming board members Ryan Euliss of Boone Electric Cooperative, Linda Schust of Jabberwocky Studios, and Jeff Spencer of Just Jeff’s Street Food. It’s good to have you on board! And big thanks to our outgoing board members, Vicki Kemna, Cris Burnam, and Paul Land. Their work on […]

Loop Corridor Plan Approved

The Loop Corridor Plan is a new vision for the future of the Business Loop, a street which serves as the entrance to Columbia yet has been neglected for decades. The Business Loop Community Improvement District saw the need to improve The Loop’s identity and position within the broader community. […]

Turning Smokestacks into Icons

At a recent conference in Winnipeg I had the pleasure of visiting The Forks, an area located at the junction of two large rivers. The Forks has served as a gathering place for thousands of years and it’s now an active community space with parks, museums, restaurants, and, despite months […]

Vacant Lot? More Like a Park in Waiting

One thing we heard loud and clear at our planning open house for The Loop was the desire for more public space. I heard Gertrude Stein paraphrased a number of times as people joked about the Business Loop: “There is no there there.” Public spaces are taken for granted in a downtown […]

2017 Annual Report

The Business Loop Community Improvement District is pleased to present our 2017 Annual Report. We’ve got big plans for the corridor and this year has brought some good news to help us achieve those goals. Property values have increased, largely due to property owners who are confident enough in the […]