Now Accepting Board Applications

Interested in helping us make some improvements on The Loop? Apply for the board! Applicants must be at least 18 years old and either an owner of real property OR owner/representative of a business operating within the district OR a registered voter residing within the district. Board members will be responsible […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Call for Vendors – Watering/Landscape Services

The Loop Community Improvement District is transforming a vacant lot on the east side of the Business Loop into a community pop-up park and is installing a bike repair station and seating area on the west side. Both projects will include potted plants. Volunteers will be planting large 12 water […]