Public Planning Meeting

The Loop Corridor Planning process is officially underway and we need your help to create a new vision for the Business Loop.

The Loop is one of the most prominent, eclectic, diverse and potentially exciting streets in Columbia. The people, businesses and institutions along The Loop offer so much to Columbia and Mid Missouri. Think of everything this street could become—an attractive gateway for visitors to Columbia, a retail powerhouse, an affordable place to start a business, and an educational hub that connects high schools with higher ed.

The Loop Corridor Plan will help us get there by offering a master plan to guide the future growth of the corridor.

First though, we need your help!

Please join us on Thursday, July 13 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Parkade Plaza, Room 128 for our first public planning session. It will be open house format with comment sheets so feel free to pop in for a bit before heading home.

In the meantime, follow our new Corridor Plan page on Facebook to get the latest updates on our efforts.

Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District
Board of Directors Meeting

601 Business Loop 70 W #128
Thursday, June 15, 2017
8:00 am

Approval of Minutes
Approval of Financials

Review of Planning Meeting
Closed Session
(This section of the meeting will be closed pursuant to the provisions of section 610.021)

Director’s Report

Jabberwocky Project
Data Gathering
Annual Meeting/Annual Report

Public Comment

Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District
Board of Directors Meeting

601 Business Loop 70 W #128
Thursday, June 15, 2017
8:00 am

Approval of Minutes
Approval of Financials
New Business

Review of Arcturis Proposal

Closed Session
(This section of the meeting will be closed pursuant to the provisions of section 610.021)

Director’s Report

Jabberwocky Project
Data Gathering
Annual Meeting/Annual Report

Public Comment

Loop Executive Committee Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District
Executive Committee Meeting

601 Business Loop 70 W #128
Thursday, May 11, 2017
4:00 am – 5:00 pm

Budget Draft Review

Goal is a budget recommendation to the full board; full board will still be able to amend budget if desired.

Personnel Discussion

(This section of the meeting may be closed pursuant to the provisions of section 610.021)

Public Comment

Loop Corridor Planning Update

Last week the Loop CID Board voted to begin the discussion with Arcturis Design Collaborative for a scope of work and fee proposal for a master plan for the Business Loop. They will be teaming up with CBB Engineering and ESS Engineering for the project.

The projects they’ve worked on in the past include the Manchester Avenue Streetscape project, the Cape Girardeau Downtown Strategic Plan, the Jefferson City Wayfinding Master Plan, the Rangeline Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvements, and the College Avenue Safety Enhancement Project.

It’s traditional to say this but it was a difficult decision and every firm we spoke with was highly capable of tackling our street. After so many great presentations from the various design firms, I think we all came away with a larger appreciation of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform the Business Loop. Of course, the goal isn’t a completely new street, it’s a better street–one that works for the businesses along it and the people who visit.

The following members of our planning group were invaluable to this process:

Clyde Ruffin – Councilman
Scott Wilson – Downtown Leadership Council (past-chair)
Mike Schupp – MODOT
Trent Brooks – MODOT
Gary Ward – University of Missouri
Jeff Lashley – MACC
Ryan Williams –  City of Columbia (Water & Light)
Mike Heimos –  City of Columbia (Stormwater/Sustainability)
Annette Triplett-  PedNet Coalition
Tom May –  Breaktime
Vicki Kemna – Boone Electric
Dave Griggs – Flooring America
Cris Burnam – Parkade Plaza
Felice Brown – Resident
Gary Ennis – Ennis Appliance
Paul Land – Plaza Commercial Realty
Richard Stone – City of Columbia (Streets)
James Roark-Gruender – Passions (Committee Chair)

When Arcturis and team are officially on board, we’ll be reaching out to you about participating in the public planning process. It’s important we have a street that works for everyone and you can help us make that happen.

Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District
Board of Directors Meeting

601 Business Loop 70 W #128
Thursday, April 20, 2017
8:00 am – 9:00 am

Welcome new and returning board members

Approval of Minutes

Approval of Financials

New Business

Corridor Planning Recommendations
(meeting closed pursuant to the provisions of section 610.021)

Election of Board Officers

Personnel Review Process

Director’s Report
FY18 Budget Planning

Public Comment

Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District
Board of Directors Meeting

601 Business Loop 70 W #128
Thursday, March 16 , 2017
8:00 am – 9:00 am

Approval of Minutes
Approval of Financials
New Business

Selection of Board Slate

Director’s Report

Planning Firm Selection Process

Public Comment

Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District
Board of Directors Meeting
601 Business Loop 70 W #128

Thursday, February 16, 2017
8:00 am – 9:00 am

Approval of Minutes
Approval of Financials

New Business
Renaming of Providence for Sherman Brown (House resolution from Rep. Kendrick)
Board Terms

Director’s Report
Smart Growth Workshop
Request for Qualifications
Call for Applications

Public Comment

RFQ Process – Changes and Updates

As we move through the RFQ process for our Loop Corridor Plan, we will be posting any changes to the RFQ on our website at http://theloopcomo.com/corridor-project/ along with an explanation of the update. We will also be posting answers to any questions posed by interested firms for all to review. 

We have just updated the RFQ so please download the new version. Any questions can be sent to carrie@theloopcomo.com.

Loop Corridor Plan Request for Qualifications

The Loop Community Improvement District is now accepting proposals for The Loop Corridor Plan.

We are seeking an inter-disciplinary team (urban design, traffic engineering, landscape architecture, etc.) to provide professional services to prepare a conceptual master plan for the Business Loop 70 corridor. This master plan will guide all design and treatments to be phased in over the next 5-10 years. Therefore, we are interested in a conceptual plan that includes both short- and long-term projects including approximate costs for implementation and yearly maintenance. Our ultimate objectives are:

  • An attractive corridor that says “you are here.”
  • A long-term vision for the corridor that will guide future public and private development.
  • A strong visual identity that better matches what we have become.
  • A street welcome to all modes of transportation.
  • Better traffic management, including increased safety for all visitors.
  • Landscaping that beautifies and manages stormwater runoff.
  • Increased physical connections to surrounding neighborhoods and commercial districts.
  • A corridor that is appealing to visitors, businesses and investors.

The complete RFQ including the selection timeline can be downloaded at theloopcomo.com/corridor-project. Any changes or addendums to the project will be outlined here as well.