We’re in this together

A joint message from Columbia’s business community: The Chamber of Commerce, REDI, Heart of Missouri United Way, The District Downtown, and The Loop. You hear a lot about supporting local business in Columbia and now is the time we prove it’s more than just a slogan. We’ve heard from so […]

COVID-19 Updates

Update March 26, 2020 9:55  am The Loop CID is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. We are following the recommendations from the CDC and the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services on prevention and spread of the virus. The safety of our community is our number […]

Loop Corridor Plan Wins Award

The American Society of Landscape Architects in St. Louis has given our Loop Corridor Plan the Professional Merit Award! This award recognizes the work done by Arcturis and The Loop CID to reach out to the community, analyze the needs of the street, and develop a workable plan for improving […]

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 […]

Loop Board Meeting

The Loop Community Improvement District Board of Directors Meeting 601 Business Loop 70 W #128 Tuesday, February 20, 2020 8:00 am Approval of Minutes Approval of Financials New Business Workers Comp Insurance Review of Board Applicants Expansion Loop Corridor Plan Banner Production Small-Scale Manufacturing Commercial Kitchen Etsy Grant Maker Events […]

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 […]

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 […]