Seeking a Summer Intern

We’re looking for someone to take on a marketing project for The Loop! The project will require writing and interviewing skills, some basic photo skills, and familiarity with a handful of social media platforms. It’s the perfect gig for someone who is looking for experience in strategic communication, marketing, journalism, […]

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 […]

Designing The Loop

In urban development circles, it’s common to talk about public art as a way to create a strong identity for an area. For hundreds of years, cites have placed works of art in their public squares and that tradition continues today. We are certainly considering the role of public art as we […]

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 […]

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 […]

Public Hearing on Property Assessment Rate

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, […]

Annual Meeting

The Business Loop Community Improvement District will be holding our Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at Parkade Plaza, Room #128. This is the same time and place as our regular monthly meeting. One key item on the agenda will be a public hearing on the […]

Take our online planning survey.

If you weren’t able to make it to our public planning meeting last week, you can still weigh in with our online survey. We’ve placed all the boards from our meeting online so you can review the current conditions of the street and then see some exciting ways other cities […]